Carson City, NV (population: 54,870) has twenty-five medical technologist schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Davis, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 31,247. It is the 41st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical Technologist students from Carson City 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.
Carson City lies in Carson City county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Carson City area has 28,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.45/hr average worker wage, and a $44,610 average annual salary.
Of the 25 medical technologist schools with a 500-mile radius of Carson City, only 19 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Vista comes out as the most expensive ($38,865/yr) for medical technologist students, with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest, reported at only $2,451/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carson City|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||19.9 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||92.2 miles|