Kerrville, TX has seven 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 Kerrville 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 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $31,100. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $46,750/yr and there are 170 employed.
Kerrville lies in Kerr county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Central Texas nonmetropolitan area has 139,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.64/hr average worker wage, and a $32,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.203 out of every 1000 jobs in Kerrville are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.009/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 7 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Kerrville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for medical technologist students, with St Philips College as the lowest, reported at only $4,077/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kerrville|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||55.5 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||84.6 miles|