Hoffman Estates, IL (population: 54,568) has twenty-four laboratory schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Laboratory students from Hoffman Estates schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 340 employed biological scientists earning an average salary of $75,170. Computer and information scientists, research in this area earn $98,360/yr and there are ** employed.
Hoffman Estates lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Hoffman Estates are held by computer and information scientists, research, and 0/1000 are held by biological scientists.
Of the 24 laboratory schools with a 100-mile radius of Hoffman Estates, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marquette University comes out as the most expensive ($24,839/yr) for laboratory students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hoffman Estates|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||4.2 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||7.8 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||8.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||10.2 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||10.3 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||12.5 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||14.1 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||15.3 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||18.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||19.0 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||20.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||21.5 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||25.9 miles|