Tennessee contains fifteen schools that offer medical technologist programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 medical technologist schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 5,490 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $33,990. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $53,470/yr and there are 3,670 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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