Daytona Beach, FL (population: 63,815) has eighteen pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Pharmacy students from Daytona Beach 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 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area alone, there are 230 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $18,510. Pharmacists in this area earn $102,330/yr and there are 400 employed.
Daytona Beach lies in Volusia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area has 155,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Daytona Beach are held by pharmacists, and 1/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 18 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Daytona Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Florida Institute comes out as the most expensive ($38,962/yr) for pharmacy students, with Technical Education Center-Osceola as the lowest, reported at only $2,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Daytona Beach|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||3.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||28.0 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||33.9 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||44.4 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||51.2 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||78.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||94.1 miles|