El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two medical technologist schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 440 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $31,270. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $49,860/yr and there are 330 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.222 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.621/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 medical technologist schools in El Paso, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($5,224/yr) for medical technologist students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.