Hilo, HI (population: 45,456) has one medical school within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total student population of 3,974. It is the 584th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Medical students from Hilo 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.
Hilo lies in Hawaii county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area has 157,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.24/hr average worker wage, and a $40,030 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Hawaii at Hilo ends up costing a student $8,281/yr.
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