Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has six medical schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Medical students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 530 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $195,380/yr and there are 570 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by physicians and surgeons, and 1/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 6 medical schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($17,949/yr) for medical students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|