Eden Prairie, MN (population: 62,379) has thirteen medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Medical Technologist students from Eden Prairie 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 1,820 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $42,120. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $59,570/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Eden Prairie lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.130 out of every 1000 jobs in Eden Prairie are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.049/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 13 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Eden Prairie, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr) for medical technologist students, with Chippewa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,381/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eden Prairie|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||8.5 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||8.7 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||15.9 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||16.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||18.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||18.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||18.9 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||20.5 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||27.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||30.2 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||44.5 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||54.7 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.5 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||72.1 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||96.7 miles|