Virginia contains sixteen schools that offer medical technologist programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 medical technologist schools in Virginia, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Roanoke College comes out as the most expensive ($24,314/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Medical Technologist students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 3,950 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $37,440. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $53,380/yr and there are 4,720 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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