Lynchburg, VA (population: 70,334) has five medical schools within its city limits. Lynchburg College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 2,589. It is the 401st highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical students from Lynchburg 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.
Lynchburg lies in Lynchburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Lynchburg area has 99,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $17.03/hr average worker wage, and a $35,420 average annual salary.
Of the 5 medical schools in Lynchburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lynchburg College comes out as the most expensive ($22,928/yr) for medical students, with Central Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,401/yr.
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