Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has two medicine schools within its city limits. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the highest ranked school in the city with a medicine program, has a total student population of 3,969. It is the 6160th highest ranked school in the USA and the 353rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about medicine programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medicine professors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston such as Jose Bayona, Dr. Daniel J. Felleman, and Janet Groff.
Medicine students from Houston schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, 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.
Houston lies in Harris 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 $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.651 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.561/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for medicine students, with Baylor College of Medicine as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|