Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has twenty-five medical science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical science program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about medical science programs in Plano, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Texas Christian University such as John Breyer, Nowell Donovan, Doug Ingram, Ranjan Muttiah, Andrew Paquet, and Becky Richards.
Medical Science students from Plano 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $53,590. Medical scientists in this area earn $66,220/yr and there are 790 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.384 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by medical scientists, and 0.023/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 25 medical science schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for medical science students, with Grayson County College as the lowest, reported at only $5,703/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|