McLean, VA has seventeen pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 10,573. It is the 168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Pharmacy students from McLean 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 600 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $23,200. Pharmacists in this area earn $108,220/yr and there are 3,240 employed.
McLean lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in McLean are held by pharmacists, and 0/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 17 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of McLean, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/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 McLean|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||3.6 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||7.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||9.6 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||14.5 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||29.8 miles|