Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has three dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Apollo College-Phoenix Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 5,844. It is the 1504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Dialysis Technician students from Mesa schools who go on to become dialysis technicians, medical technologists, medical technicians, radiology technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 1,470 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $42,630. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $47,860/yr and there are 2,540 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 3 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Apollo College-Phoenix Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,540/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|