Kent, WA (population: 84,987) has one dialysis technician school within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Portland Community College has a total student population of 30,161. It is the 5050th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Dialysis Technician students from Kent 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,300 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $39,460. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $62,510/yr and there are 1,530 employed.
Kent lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.092 out of every 1000 jobs in Kent are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.927/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland Community College ends up costing a student $6,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kent|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.3 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||17.3 miles|