Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one dialysis technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southeast Community College Area has a total student population of 11,556. It is the 4063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Dialysis Technician students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 590 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $34,110. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $46,770/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.410 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.306/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeast Community College Area ends up costing a student $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|