Parker, CO (population: 47,600) has ten medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 28,902. It is the 891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medicine students from Parker 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 350 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $181,920/yr and there are 1,780 employed.
Parker lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Parker are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 10 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Parker, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University comes out as the most expensive ($20,189/yr) for medicine students, with Aims Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,229/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Parker|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||7.5 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||11.5 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||12.6 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||45.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||74.5 miles|