Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has eight medical schools within its city limits. Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Radiologic Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 60. It is the 698th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Medical students from Baton Rouge 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.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary.
Of the 8 medical schools in Baton Rouge, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta College of Arts & Technology comes out as the most expensive ($28,020/yr) for medical students, with Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Radiologic Technology as the lowest, reported at only $5,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|