South Dakota contains two schools that offer medical office programs. Presentation College, the highest-ranking medical office school in SD, has a total student population of 679 and is the 3797th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical office schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Colorado Technical University of Sioux Falls as the lowest recorded at only $12,527/yr.
Medical Office students from South Dakota schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. 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 health services managers in this state earn $81,420/yr and there are 590 employed.
Also, within the medical office schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical office, 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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