Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has one medical technologist school within its city limits. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has a total student population of 3,250. It is the 6063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 349th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Lubbock 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 Lubbock area alone, there are 240 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $31,730. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $47,930/yr and there are 260 employed.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.074 out of every 1000 jobs in Lubbock are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.916/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ends up costing a student $/yr.