Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three pharmacy schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Pharmacy students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 230 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $26,310. Pharmacists in this area earn $105,610/yr and there are 2,800 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.993 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by pharmacists, and 0.166/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 3 pharmacy schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($14,292/yr) for pharmacy students, with Seattle Community College-North Campus as the lowest, reported at only $7,946/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|