Iowa contains thirteen schools that offer medical technologist programs. Dordt College, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in IA, has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 medical technologist schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allen College comes out as the most expensive ($22,884/yr), with Hawkeye Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,396/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 1,460 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $36,670. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,910/yr and there are 1,450 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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