Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has four medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oregon State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 21,950. It is the 1117th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medicine students from Salem 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 Salem area alone, there are ** employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $181,670/yr and there are 120 employed.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.822 out of every 1000 jobs in Salem are held by physicians and surgeons, and **/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 4 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Salem, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oregon State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,738/yr) for medicine students, with Portland State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,824/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|