Harrisburg, PA (population: 46,941) has twenty-five pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about pharmacy programs in Harrisburg, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of pharmacy professors at Temple University such as Marquette Cannon-Babb, Sean Develin, Lionel Edwards, Reza Fassihi, Michael Hoy, and Michael Jacobs.
Pharmacy students from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 50 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $21,160. Pharmacists in this area earn $99,370/yr and there are 540 employed.
Harrisburg lies in Dauphin county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.722 out of every 1000 jobs in Harrisburg are held by pharmacists, and 0.167/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 25 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Harrisburg, only 2 have 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 Harrisburg|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||59.8 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||60.1 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||62.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||68.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||77.9 miles|