McAllen, TX has three medical schools within its city limits. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 474. It is the 2731st highest ranked school in the USA and the 124th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical students from McAllen schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today.
McAllen 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.
Of the 3 medical schools in McAllen, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen comes out as the most expensive ($26,568/yr) for medical students, with South Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $1,317/yr.
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