San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has three laboratory technician schools within its city limits. Career Quest, the highest ranked school in the city with a laboratory technician program, has a total student population of 356. It is the 3115th highest ranked school in the USA and the 148th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Laboratory Technician students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are ** employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average salary of $41,100. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $35,400/yr and there are 1,080 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 1.296 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and **/1000 are held by environmental science and protection technicians, including health.
Of the 3 laboratory technician schools in San Antonio, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Quest comes out as the most expensive ($23,288/yr) for laboratory technician 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|