Blaine, MN (population: 56,366) has twelve pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Pharmacy students from Blaine 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 430 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $20,290. Pharmacists in this area earn $113,480/yr and there are 3,570 employed.
Blaine lies in Anoka county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.062 out of every 1000 jobs in Blaine are held by pharmacists, and 0.250/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 12 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Blaine, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($24,795/yr) for pharmacy students, with Chippewa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,381/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blaine|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||8.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||11.4 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||16.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||16.8 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||16.9 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||20.1 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||20.1 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||23.7 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||25.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||47.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||53.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||69.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||80.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.5 miles|