Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has seven medical schools within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 7 medical schools in Fresno, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Galen College of Medical and Dental Assistants comes out as the most expensive ($20,610/yr) for medical students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
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