Tacoma, WA (population: 200,855) has five medical schools within its city limits. University of Puget Sound, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 2,879. It is the 147th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Medical students from Tacoma 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $189,220/yr and there are 510 employed.
Tacoma lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.935 out of every 1000 jobs in Tacoma are held by physicians and surgeons, and **/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 5 medical schools in Tacoma, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr) for medical students, with Tacoma Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,210/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tacoma|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||11.7 miles|