South Dakota contains two schools that offer dialysis technician programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking dialysis technician school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dialysis technician schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lake Area Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($9,078/yr), with Mitchell Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,972/yr.
Dialysis Technician students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 380 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,670. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,420/yr and there are 820 employed.
Also, within the dialysis technician schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dialysis technician, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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