Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one dialysis technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Barton County Community College has a total student population of 4,237. It is the 4026th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Dialysis Technician students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 230 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $30,740. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $51,170/yr and there are 370 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.248 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.787/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Barton County Community College ends up costing a student $9,108/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|