Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has five pharmacy schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 639. It is the 972nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Pharmacy students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 270 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $17,450. Pharmacists in this area earn $99,010/yr and there are 760 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.793 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by pharmacists, and 0.647/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 5 pharmacy schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,980/yr) for pharmacy students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|