Mississippi contains thirteen schools that offer medical technologist programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 medical technologist schools in Mississippi, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 1,540 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $31,260. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,270/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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