Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has three pathology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a pathology program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Pathology students from Killeen schools who go on to become pathologists, homeopathologists, forensic pathologists, speech language pathologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,640 people working as speechlanguage pathologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,350. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary.
Of the 3 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Killeen, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($14,161/yr) for pathology students, with Texas State University-San Marcos as the lowest, reported at only $9,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|