Beaumont, TX (population: 110,900) has one medical technologist school within its city limits. Lamar University has a total student population of 13,992. It is the 602nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Beaumont 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 Beaumont-Port Arthur area alone, there are 90 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $32,480. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $49,760/yr and there are 140 employed.
Beaumont lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area has 159,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.65/hr average worker wage, and a $38,800 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.875 out of every 1000 jobs in Beaumont are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.546/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar University ends up costing a student $14,675/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaumont|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||56.8 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||68.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||71.5 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||72.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||80.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||91.4 miles|