Woonsocket, RI (population: 42,967) has five dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Dialysis Technician students from Woonsocket 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 620 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $46,820. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $61,570/yr and there are 740 employed.
Woonsocket lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.357 out of every 1000 jobs in Woonsocket are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.140/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Woonsocket, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boston University comes out as the most expensive ($28,548/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Woonsocket|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||9.0 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||15.6 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||28.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||28.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||37.0 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||37.2 miles|