Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has ten medical schools within its city limits. Oklahoma City University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 3,829. It is the 310th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Oklahoma.
Medical students from Oklahoma City 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. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are ** employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $166,250. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $155,780/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.019 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by physicians and surgeons, and **/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 10 medical schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-OKC Central Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,460/yr) for medical students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|