Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 540 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $32,320. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $47,850/yr and there are 720 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.270 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.956/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 1 has 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 Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|