Longview, TX (population: 78,112) has six medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Tyler, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 6,201. It is the 468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Longview 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.
Longview lies in Gregg county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Longview area has 94,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $17.34/hr average worker wage, and a $36,070 average annual salary.
Of the 6 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Longview, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Tyler comes out as the most expensive ($8,727/yr) for medical technologist students, with Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longview|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||64.2 miles|