Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has six pharmacy schools within its city limits. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about pharmacy programs in Pittsburgh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of pharmacy professors at Duquesne University such as Carl Anderson, Lawrence Block, Ira Buckner, James Coons, Vicki Davis, and James Drennen.
Pharmacy students from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 370 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $27,110. Pharmacists in this area earn $95,590/yr and there are 2,620 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.351 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by pharmacists, and 0.336/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 6 pharmacy schools in Pittsburgh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($39,843/yr) for pharmacy students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|