Louisiana contains twelve schools that offer medical technologist programs. Louisiana College, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in LA, has a total student population of 1,461 and is the 455th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 medical technologist schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge comes out as the most expensive ($23,184/yr), with McNeese State University as the lowest recorded at only $6,831/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 2,730 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,590. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,920/yr and there are 2,660 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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