Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one pharmacy school within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute has a total student population of 1,274. It is the 2416th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Pharmacy students from Mesa schools who go on to become pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy professionals, pharmacist in charges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 267,860 people working as pharmacists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $106,630. Also, Pharmacy aides make on average $22,330 per year and there are about 52,230 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 120 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $21,270. Pharmacists in this area earn $106,380/yr and there are 3,430 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by pharmacists, and 0/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute ends up costing a student $16,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|