Illinois contains 29 schools that offer medical technologist programs. McKendree University, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in IL, has a total student population of 3,284 and is the 430th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 medical technologist schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DePaul University comes out as the most expensive ($23,656/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 6,500 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $40,620. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $52,020/yr and there are 5,370 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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