Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has seven medical schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Medical students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 370 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $232,920. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $188,770/yr and there are 2,500 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.777 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.263/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 7 medical schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for medical students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|