Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two registered nurse schools within its city limits. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 1,021. It is the 3995th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Registered Nurse students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 140 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $63,060. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,210/yr and there are 15,060 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 24.861 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by registered nurses, and 0.227/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 2 registered nurse schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($10,813/yr) for registered nurse students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.