Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has two pharmacy schools within its city limits. Brookstone College, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 44. It is the 3546th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Pharmacy students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 100 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $19,980. Pharmacists in this area earn $107,750/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.957 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by pharmacists, and 0.120/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 2 pharmacy schools in Charlotte, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr) for pharmacy students, with Brookstone College as the lowest, reported at only $34,289/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|