Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has one medical technologist school within its city limits. Central Texas College has a total student population of 24,133. It is the 4652nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 248th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Killeen 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 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area alone, there are 260 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $35,320. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $51,390/yr and there are 220 employed.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.827 out of every 1000 jobs in Killeen are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 2.168/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Texas College ends up costing a student $4,285/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|