Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has eight medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lamar University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, 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 Conroe 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 3,390 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $35,880. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $53,110/yr and there are 3,390 employed.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.324 out of every 1000 jobs in Conroe are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.322/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 8 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Health Care Professions comes out as the most expensive ($26,016/yr) for medical technologist students, with San Jacinto Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,871/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|