Weslaco, TX has one medical technologist school within its city limits. South Texas Vo-Tech Institute has a total student population of 818. It is the 2705th highest ranked school in the USA and the 122nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Technologist students from Weslaco 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 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area alone, there are 270 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $30,010. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $48,470/yr and there are 210 employed.
Weslaco lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.969 out of every 1000 jobs in Weslaco are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.242/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Texas Vo-Tech Institute ends up costing a student $27,570/yr.
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