North Carolina contains 28 schools that offer medical technologist programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 28 medical technologist schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Medical Technologist students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 4,530 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $36,490. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $50,300/yr and there are 4,500 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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