Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has nine medical science schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about medical science programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Boston University such as Loren Anderson, Theresa Brainerd, Kenneth Brecher, Peter Busher, Michael Clancy, and John Clarke.
Medical Science students from Boston 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. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 230 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $97,620. Medical scientists in this area earn $88,870/yr and there are 7,080 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.200 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by medical scientists, and 0.137/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 9 medical science schools in Boston, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for medical science students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|