South Dakota contains ten schools that offer medical technologist programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 medical technologist schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with Mitchell Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,972/yr.
Medical Technologist students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 380 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,670. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $48,420/yr and there are 820 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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