San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has three biotechnology schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at San Antonio, the highest ranked school in the city with a biotechnology program, has a total student population of 28,955. It is the 489th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Biotechnology students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 70 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $111,840. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $51,240/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.587 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.083/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 3 biotechnology schools in San Antonio, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for biotechnology students, with Northwest Vista College as the lowest, reported at only $3,970/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|