The Woodlands, TX (population: 101,065) has one medical school within its city limits. Lone Star College System has a total student population of 46,504. It is the 4893rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 271st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical students from The Woodlands 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. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,440 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $204,440. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $144,170/yr and there are 4,230 employed.
The Woodlands lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.651 out of every 1000 jobs in The Woodlands are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.561/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lone Star College System ends up costing a student $4,793/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from The Woodlands|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||30.1 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||37.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||40.9 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||51.7 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||57.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||60.9 miles|