Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has five pharmacy schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Pharmacy students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are ** employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $20,040. Pharmacists in this area earn $103,300/yr and there are 780 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by pharmacists, and **/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 5 pharmacy schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tucson College comes out as the most expensive ($17,820/yr) for pharmacy students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|