Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has three medical technologist schools within its city limits. ATA Career Education, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 450. It is the 1121st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Medical Technologist students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 420 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,910. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $52,420/yr and there are 780 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.318 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 0.706/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 3 medical technologist schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellarmine University comes out as the most expensive ($22,020/yr) for medical technologist students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|