Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has five medical science schools within its city limits. Rhodes College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 1,673. It is the 123rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about medical science programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Rhodes College such as David Kesler, and Gary Lindquester.
Medical Science students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 5 medical science schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr) for medical science students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.