Laredo, TX (population: 232,298) has one medical technologist school within its city limits. Laredo Community College has a total student population of 9,361. It is the 4622nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 244th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Laredo 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 Laredo area alone, there are 40 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $26,280. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $42,770/yr and there are 70 employed.
Laredo lies in Webb county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Laredo area has 86,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $15.41/hr average worker wage, and a $32,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.758 out of every 1000 jobs in Laredo are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.421/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Laredo Community College ends up costing a student $3,412/yr.
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