Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has seven pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Pharmacy students from Killeen 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 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area alone, there are 40 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $19,150. Pharmacists in this area earn $109,800/yr and there are 270 employed.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.222 out of every 1000 jobs in Killeen are held by pharmacists, and 0.336/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 7 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Killeen, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($32,850/yr) for pharmacy students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|