With an overall population of 26,935 and a student population of 935, approximately 818 of Weslaco students attend one of Weslaco's schools that offer nursing programs.
South Texas Vo-Tech Institute is the largest nursing school in Weslaco, based on student population. In 2010, South Texas Vo-Tech Institute graduated approximately 123 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 123 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Weslaco.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Weslaco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 4,400 were working in the greater Weslaco area. The number of nurses in Weslaco is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Weslaco is $70,410 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.