List of Medical Schools in Louisiana

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Medical schools in the state ofLouisiana are highly competitive, requiring students to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, as well as have an acceptable Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to be considered for admission. Programs generally take four years to complete, resulting in a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and followed by periods of internship and residency at a hospital. Written and practical exams must be passed in order to receive licensure inLouisiana. Visit our details page about a degree in medicine for additional information on education and careers.

Average Income for a Doctor in Louisiana

EmploymentMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
Louisiana Doctor1,190$106.33$221,180
State Average1,974,400$15.43$32,094.40
National Average153,156,000$17.82$37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $106.33
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Doctor's in Louisiana Compared to Median Income Averages

+589% Above State Median Income

+497% Above National Median Income

Doctor's in Louisiana take home an average 106.33 per hour. Annual earnings for Doctor's working in the State of Louisiana average $221,180 which is 589% above the state median income and 497% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Doctor makes up just 0.02% of the working population in Louisiana and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Doctors coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Louisiana.

List of Doctor Schools in Louisiana (3 Schools)

The Louisiana doctor schools listed below are accredited by the , which is an organization that provides accreditation for doctor education nationwide.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest doctor schools first, based on the number of medical student graduates per year.

Visit the website for Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans at https://www.lsuhsc.edu

Program Details

  • About 180 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $31,000 per year (Nonresidents: $61,000)

Visit the website for Tulane University of Louisiana at https://tulane.edu

Program Details

  • Doctor program accredited since 1942
  • About 180 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $56,000 per year

Visit the website for Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport at https://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu

Program Details

  • About 120 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $27,000 per year (Nonresidents: $63,000)

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective doctor school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Physicians can work in many types of specialties which may cause a large range in salary expectations. Here is a list of average annual salaries for general practitioners working in major cities in Louisiana.

  • New Orleans, Metairie: $199,000
  • Shreveport, Bossier City: $230,000
  • Baton Rouge: $207,000
  • Houma, Thibodaux: $285,000
  • Alexandria: $278,000