Ardmore, OK has five dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Gregorys University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 738. It is the 682nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dialysis Technician students from Ardmore 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 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 220 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $32,120. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $45,870/yr and there are 160 employed.
Ardmore lies in Carter county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.958 out of every 1000 jobs in Ardmore are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.321/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Ardmore, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Gregorys University comes out as the most expensive ($17,680/yr) for dialysis technician students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ardmore|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||79.2 miles|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||81.1 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||89.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||91.0 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||92.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||99.2 miles|