California contains twelve schools that offer medical technologist programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in CA, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 medical technologist schools in California, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Vista comes out as the most expensive ($38,865/yr), with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest recorded at only $2,451/yr.
Medical Technologist students from California schools who go on to become medical technologists, medical informatics specialists, medical technicians, health information technologists, 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 California alone, there are 15,370 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $42,320. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $73,350/yr and there are 12,930 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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