Pasco, WA (population: 60,452) has one medical school within its city limits. Columbia Basin College has a total student population of 6,978. It is the 5507th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Medical students from Pasco 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.
Pasco lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbia Basin College ends up costing a student $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasco|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.2 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||39.8 miles|