West Virginia contains seven schools that offer medical technologist programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking medical technologist school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 medical technologist schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Liberty State College comes out as the most expensive ($9,802/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Medical Technologist students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 980 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average yearly salary of $34,220. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this state earn $49,620/yr and there are 850 employed.
Also, within the medical technologist schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical technologist, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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