Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has three pharmacy schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about pharmacy programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of pharmacy professors at Creighton University such as Sam Augustine, James Bramble, Anne Bruckner, Arthur Fishkin, Robert Garis, and Brian Henriksen.
Pharmacy students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 70 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $22,560. Pharmacists in this area earn $91,370/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.944 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by pharmacists, and 0.159/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 3 pharmacy schools in Omaha, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for pharmacy students, with Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,595/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|