Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has nine medical science schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas. To learn more about medical science programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Rice University such as Mary Lane, Kevin MacKenzie, Uwe Oberlack, Ella Saterbak, J Tour, and Kenton Whitmire.
Medical Science students from Houston schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 80 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $55,020. Medical scientists in this area earn $54,350/yr and there are 1,600 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.626 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by medical scientists, and 0.032/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 9 medical science schools in Houston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($18,514/yr) for medical science students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|