Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has five dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana Wesleyan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 15,345. It is the 227th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Dialysis Technician students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,630 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $40,420. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $47,820/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.651 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.872/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Indiana Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($20,355/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Ivy Tech Community College-South Central as the lowest, reported at only $10,859/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|