Athens, AL has fifteen laboratory science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Belmont University, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory science program, has a total student population of 5,424. It is the 1511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about laboratory science programs in Athens, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of laboratory science professors at Belmont University such as Bill Nye - The Science Guy.
Laboratory Science students from Athens schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 15 laboratory science schools with a 100-mile radius of Athens, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for laboratory science students, with Itawamba Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,688/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|