San Bernardino, CA (population: 199,314) has five dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaplan College-Vista, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 1,235. It is the 2202nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 203rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dialysis Technician students from San Bernardino 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 710 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $38,900. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $75,610/yr and there are 700 employed.
San Bernardino lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Bernardino are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of San Bernardino, only 4 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.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Bernardino|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||16.1 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||27.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||28.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||31.3 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||32.5 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||36.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||42.1 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||45.8 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||46.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||48.2 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||48.2 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||48.3 miles|