Brainerd, MN has one medical school within its city limits. Central Lakes College-Brainerd has a total student population of 4,206. It is the 4422nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical students from Brainerd 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.
Brainerd lies in Crow Wing county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 179,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.62/hr average worker wage, and a $34,580 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Lakes College-Brainerd ends up costing a student $9,841/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brainerd|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||55.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||69.0 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||93.3 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||95.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||97.9 miles|