Corpus Christi, TX (population: 296,937) has two medical technologist schools within its city limits. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 9,468. It is the 3874th highest ranked school in the USA and the 203rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi area alone, there are 260 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $29,970. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $46,550/yr and there are 200 employed.
Corpus Christi lies in Nueces county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Corpus Christi area has 177,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.93/hr average worker wage, and a $35,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.126 out of every 1000 jobs in Corpus Christi are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.488/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 medical technologist schools in Corpus Christi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi comes out as the most expensive ($10,808/yr) for medical technologist students, with Del Mar College as the lowest, reported at only $5,484/yr.