Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has three medical imaging schools within its city limits. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical imaging program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Imaging students from Lubbock schools who go on to become medical imaging consultantss, medical technicians, medical imaging technicianss, mri technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary.
Of the 3 medical imaging schools in Lubbock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($10,763/yr) for medical imaging students, with Texas Tech University as the lowest, reported at only $10,763/yr.