Oregon contains two schools that offer medical technologist programs. Oregon Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in OR, has a total student population of 3,915 and is the 3016th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical technologist schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oregon Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($10,856/yr), with Portland Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,829/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 980 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $39,510. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $60,880/yr and there are 1,970 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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