La Crosse, WI (population: 50,893) has three medical schools within its city limits. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 10,009. It is the 1112th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Medical students from La Crosse 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.
La Crosse lies in La Crosse county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the La Crosse-MN area has 70,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 6.1% unemployment rate, $18.15/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary.
Of the 3 medical schools in La Crosse, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Viterbo University comes out as the most expensive ($17,059/yr) for medical students, with Western Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,019/yr.