Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three dialysis technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Medvance Institute-Cookeville, the highest ranked school in this group with a dialysis technician program, has a total student population of 539. It is the 1758th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Dialysis Technician students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 1,190 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $35,500. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $55,860/yr and there are 800 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.117 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.659/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 3 dialysis technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute-Cookeville comes out as the most expensive ($19,152/yr) for dialysis technician students, with Volunteer State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,995/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|