Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has four medical schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 1,274. It is the 2416th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Medical students from Mesa schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 460 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $207,460. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $187,320/yr and there are 3,060 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 4 medical schools in Mesa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Mesa comes out as the most expensive ($25,179/yr) for medical students, with Mesa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|