Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four medical science schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 3,029. It is the 1885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about medical science programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Rockhurst University such as Marshall Andersen, Kellis Bayless, Petia Bobadova-Parvanova, James Chapman, Dennis Colombo, and Philip Colombo.
Medical Science students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 40 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $112,220. Medical scientists in this area earn $72,830/yr and there are 940 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.950 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by medical scientists, and 0.038/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 4 medical science schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rockhurst University comes out as the most expensive ($17,953/yr) for medical science students, with Avila University as the lowest, reported at only $14,472/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|