Texas City, TX (population: 44,907) has four pathology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lamar University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pathology program, has a total student population of 13,992. It is the 602nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Pathology students from Texas City 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 260 employed therapists earning an average salary of $49,270. Speechlanguage pathologists in this area earn $69,490/yr and there are 2,010 employed.
Texas City lies in Galveston 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 0.785 out of every 1000 jobs in Texas City are held by speechlanguage pathologists, and 0.100/1000 are held by therapists.
Of the 4 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Texas City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar University comes out as the most expensive ($14,675/yr) for pathology students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Texas City|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||10.6 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||24.1 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||36.6 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||60.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||77.7 miles|