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Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago

Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago


Home to the headquarters of the powerful American Medical Association (AMA), the country¹s largest physician organization, Chicago is a healthcare powerhouse. Located here are top-rated University of Chicago Medical Center, a Best Hospital, with more than 8 Nobel Prize winners (in Medicine). Last year, Time magazine ranked the discovery that male circumcision reduced AIDS transmission 51% as the top medical breakthrough of the year and where was the researcher from? You guessed it – Robert Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H. was from Chicago.

The University of Illinois at Chicago boasts the largest medical school in the country, with more than 300 med students each year. And the largest health sciences center in the country, too. Will going here make you talented and famous? It¹s no guarantee, but you might at least get to hang out with some smart, great people.

Registered Nurses
- Mean Annual Salary: $59390
- Number Employed: 77,620

Biggest Employers
- Advocate Health Care
- Rush University Medical Center
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Chicago Shriners Hospital
- Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
- Holy Cross Hospital
- Sinai Health System

Other Employers of Note
- Astellas Pharma US

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