Lafayette, LA (population: 113,767) has two dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 781. It is the 3611th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Dialysis Technician students from Lafayette 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 Lafayette area alone, there are 240 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $37,000. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $49,810/yr and there are 200 employed.
Lafayette lies in Lafayette county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 146,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.45/hr average worker wage, and a $36,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.352 out of every 1000 jobs in Lafayette are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.674/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Lafayette, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge comes out as the most expensive ($23,184/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Louisiana State University at Alexandria as the lowest, reported at only $7,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lafayette|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||56.0 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||61.1 miles|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||69.9 miles|