Chesterfield, MO (population: 45,849) has six laboratory technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rend Lake College, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory technician program, has a total student population of 5,871. It is the 4137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 149th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Laboratory Technician students from Chesterfield schools who go on to become laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Environmental science and protection technicians, including health make on average $43,520 per year and there are about 30,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 210 employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average salary of $39,630. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $35,980/yr and there are 1,600 employed.
Chesterfield lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.231 out of every 1000 jobs in Chesterfield are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.160/1000 are held by environmental science and protection technicians, including health.
Of the 6 laboratory technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Chesterfield, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park comes out as the most expensive ($7,837/yr) for laboratory technician students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chesterfield|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||9.1 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||9.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||10.2 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||18.4 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||87.2 miles|