Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has thirteen dialysis technician schools within a 500-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 Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 250 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $36,480. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $70,380/yr and there are 210 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 13 dialysis technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Fresno, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Vista comes out as the most expensive ($38,865/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
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