Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has seventy-four dialysis technician schools within a 500-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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,560 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,410. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $53,950/yr and there are 1,470 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.488 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.575/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 74 dialysis technician schools with a 500-mile radius of Kansas City, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Mississippi Delta Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,325/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|