Siloam Springs, AR has six medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Arkansas Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 19,849. It is the 1075th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Medicine students from Siloam Springs schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, 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 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-MO area alone, there are ** employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $227,150. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $217,840/yr and there are 210 employed.
Siloam Springs lies in Benton county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-MO area has 196,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Siloam Springs are held by physicians and surgeons, and **/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 6 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Siloam Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for medicine students, with Eastern Oklahoma State College as the lowest, reported at only $4,872/yr.
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