Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four medical schools within its city limits. ECPI College of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 12,194. It is the 2887th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 150 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $214,170. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $161,170/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.274 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.205/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 4 medical schools in Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr) for medical students, with ECPI College of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $13,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|