Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has one medical technologist school within its city limits. The University of Texas at Arlington has a total student population of 28,085. It is the 2382nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Arlington schools who go on to become medical technologists, medical informatics specialists, medical technicians, health information technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 640 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,090. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $54,100/yr and there are 750 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.880 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.745/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Arlington ends up costing a student $12,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|