Casa Grande, AZ (population: 47,388) has ten medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about medicine programs in Casa Grande, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medicine professors at University of Arizona such as Scott Boitano, Ralph Fregosi, Eric Henriksen, Rick Levine, Phil Malan, and Robert Sloviter.
Medicine students from Casa Grande 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 460 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $207,460. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $187,320/yr and there are 3,060 employed.
Casa Grande lies in Pinal county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Casa Grande are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 10 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Casa Grande, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grand Canyon University comes out as the most expensive ($23,629/yr) for medicine students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
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