Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three medical science schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about medical science programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at University of Washington such as David Cobden, Stephen Colbert, Francis Greulich, Greg Hakim, Walt Harris, and Rob Harrison.
Medical Science students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed life scientists earning an average salary of $126,730. Medical scientists in this area earn $71,190/yr and there are 3,610 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.573 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by medical scientists, and **/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 3 medical science schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for medical science students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|