San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has six laboratory schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at San Antonio, the highest ranked school in the city with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 28,955. It is the 489th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Laboratory students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 70 employed biological scientists earning an average salary of $65,460. Computer and information scientists, research in this area earn $92,270/yr and there are 340 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 0.401 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by computer and information scientists, research, and 0.082/1000 are held by biological scientists.
Of the 6 laboratory schools in San Antonio, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for laboratory students, with San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $3,422/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|