Sierra Vista, AZ (population: 44,234) has four 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 Sierra Vista, 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 Sierra Vista 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.
Sierra Vista lies in Cochise county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area has 63,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.48/hr average worker wage, and a $38,440 average annual salary.
Of the 4 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Sierra Vista, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for medicine students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.