Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has eight medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Newberry College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 1,103. It is the 611th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Medicine students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 290 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $209,910. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $211,140/yr and there are 1,140 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.357 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.346/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 8 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlotte, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr) for medicine students, with Bob Jones University as the lowest, reported at only $13,970/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|