Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has four pharmacy schools within its city limits. Apollo College-Phoenix Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 5,844. It is the 1504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Pharmacy students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix 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 Phoenix are held by pharmacists, and 0/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 4 pharmacy schools in Phoenix, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($54,720/yr) for pharmacy students, with Brookline College as the lowest, reported at only $19,338/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|