College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has nine medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medical Technologist students from College Station 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 College Station-Bryan area alone, there are 210 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $29,300. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $50,780/yr and there are 120 employed.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.268 out of every 1000 jobs in College Station are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 2.245/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 9 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for medical technologist students, with Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,285/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|