Fredericksburg, VA has eighteen medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Medical Technologist students from Fredericksburg 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,740 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $41,640. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $61,650/yr and there are 3,010 employed.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fredericksburg are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 18 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr) for medical technologist students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|