Modesto, CA (population: 203,882) has thirty-three pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Pharmacy students from Modesto 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 Modesto area alone, there are ** employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $26,570. Pharmacists in this area earn $135,550/yr and there are 310 employed.
Modesto lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Modesto are held by pharmacists, and **/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 33 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Modesto, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for pharmacy students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Modesto|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||53.4 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||56.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||57.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||58.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||59.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||67.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||69.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||72.7 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||74.9 miles|