Merced, CA (population: 78,579) has two medical schools within its city limits. University of California-Merced, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 3,414. It is the 693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical students from Merced 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.
Merced lies in Merced county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Merced area has 59,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,040 average annual salary.
Of the 2 medical schools in Merced, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of California-Merced comes out as the most expensive ($11,970/yr) for medical students, with Merced College as the lowest, reported at only $4,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Merced|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||75.4 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||82.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||87.1 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||89.0 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||91.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||95.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||95.9 miles|