Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has four pharmacy schools within its city limits. Concorde Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 1,113. It is the 1335th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Pharmacy students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are ** employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $22,450. Pharmacists in this area earn $111,510/yr and there are 1,790 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.949 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by pharmacists, and **/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 4 pharmacy schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($22,995/yr) for pharmacy students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.