Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three medical science schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about medical science programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at University of North Florida such as Barry Albright, Andrew Beall, Courtney Hackney, Jay Huebner, Lawrence Mao, and Jane Maoncgibb.
Medical Science students from Jacksonville schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 medical science schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jacksonville University comes out as the most expensive ($21,456/yr) for medical science students, with University of North Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|