Paris, TX has eleven medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Woman's University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 13,338. It is the 412th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Paris 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 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,140. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $46,340/yr and there are 210 employed.
Paris lies in Lamar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area has 281,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.64/hr average worker wage, and a $32,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.750 out of every 1000 jobs in Paris are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.680/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 11 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Paris, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Texas comes out as the most expensive ($10,409/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 Paris|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||98.8 miles|