Severn, MD (population: 47,939) has twenty-one pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 10,573. It is the 168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Pharmacy students from Severn 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are ** employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $21,650. Pharmacists in this area earn $106,000/yr and there are 2,640 employed.
Severn lies in Anne Arundel county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.097 out of every 1000 jobs in Severn are held by pharmacists, and **/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 21 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Severn, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($45,792/yr) for pharmacy students, with Hagerstown Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,465/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Severn|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||11.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||19.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||20.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||31.4 miles|