New Mexico contains three schools that offer medical technologist programs. Western New Mexico University, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in NM, has a total student population of 3,370 and is the 5070th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical technologist schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr), with New Mexico State University-Alamogordo as the lowest recorded at only $6,498/yr.
Medical Technologist students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 890 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $37,400. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $45,570/yr and there are 1,210 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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