Cisco, TX has two medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tarleton State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 10,424. It is the 484th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Cisco 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 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 220 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $34,480. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $48,760/yr and there are 230 employed.
Cisco lies in Eastland county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area has 247,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.11/hr average worker wage, and a $33,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.918 out of every 1000 jobs in Cisco are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.894/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Cisco, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Adventist University comes out as the most expensive ($15,688/yr) for medical technologist students, with Tarleton State University as the lowest, reported at only $13,351/yr.