Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has two dialysis technician schools within its city limits. Community College of Philadelphia, the highest ranked school in the city with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 19,048. It is the 5569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 332nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Dialysis Technician students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,190 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $44,100. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $59,260/yr and there are 2,790 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.523 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 2.288/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 dialysis technician schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Star Career Academy-Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($27,770/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|