Georgia contains sixteen schools that offer laboratory science programs. Armstrong Atlantic State University, the highest-ranking laboratory science school in GA, has a total student population of 7,538 and is the 510th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 laboratory science schools in Georgia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Thomas University comes out as the most expensive ($15,963/yr), with Southwest Georgia Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $3,881/yr.
Laboratory Science students from Georgia schools who go on to become laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, lab techs, clinical laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. 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 Georgia alone, there are 6,240 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,060. Biological scientists in this state earn $71,070/yr and there are 710 employed.
Also, within the laboratory science schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from laboratory science, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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