Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has four registered nurse schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Registered Nurse students from Tucson schools who go on to become registered nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, radiologists, radiology technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Nuclear medicine technologists make on average $68,450 per year and there are about 21,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 90 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $73,450. Registered nurses in this area earn $65,370/yr and there are 7,860 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 22 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by registered nurses, and 0/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 4 registered nurse schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for registered nurse students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|