McAllen, TX has one laboratory technician school within its city limits. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen has a total student population of 474. It is the 2731st highest ranked school in the USA and the 124th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Laboratory Technician students from McAllen 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 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area alone, there are 30 employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average salary of $36,110. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $30,010/yr and there are 270 employed.
McAllen lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.242 out of every 1000 jobs in McAllen are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.144/1000 are held by environmental science and protection technicians, including health.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen ends up costing a student $26,568/yr.
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