Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three biotechnology schools within its city limits. Mountain View College, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 8,203. It is the 5688th highest ranked school in the USA and the 323rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Biotechnology students from Dallas schools who go on to become biotechnologists, bioengineers, biomedical engineers, biophysicists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $*. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $54,150/yr and there are 2,640 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.288 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.017/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mountain View College comes out as the most expensive ($6,816/yr) for biotechnology students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|