Pflugerville, TX (population: 43,849) has four 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 Pflugerville 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. In fact, in the Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are ** employed therapists earning an average salary of $50,180. Speechlanguage pathologists in this area earn $57,530/yr and there are 520 employed.
Pflugerville lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.682 out of every 1000 jobs in Pflugerville are held by speechlanguage pathologists, and **/1000 are held by therapists.
Of the 4 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Pflugerville, only 3 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 Pflugerville|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||78.8 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||86.3 miles|