Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four medical science schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about medical science programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Creighton University such as Katherine Estes, Jay Martinelli, Bruce Mattson, Jim Platz, Jon Schrage, and Robert Snipp.
Medical Science students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 4 medical science schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for medical science students, with University of Nebraska at Omaha as the lowest, reported at only $10,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|