Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two dialysis technician schools within its city limits. Everest Institute-Dekalb, the highest ranked school in the city with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 1,460. It is the 2219th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Dialysis Technician students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,530 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,800. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $53,380/yr and there are 2,960 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 2/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 dialysis technician schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Dekalb comes out as the most expensive ($24,592/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|