Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Coahoma Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 2,565. It is the 4374th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Medicine students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 300 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $#. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $172,490/yr and there are 1,550 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.553 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.502/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 3 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeast Mississippi Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,099/yr) for medicine students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.