Louisiana contains nine schools that offer optician programs. University of the Incarnate Word, the highest-ranking optician school in LA, has a total student population of 6,756 and is the 535th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 optician schools in Louisiana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Incarnate Word comes out as the most expensive ($17,358/yr), with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest recorded at only $3,596/yr.
Optician students from Louisiana schools who go on to become opticians, eye doctors, optics scientists, optics professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 60,840 people working as opticians, dispensing alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Louisiana alone, there are 150 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $60,120. Opticians, dispensing in this state earn $29,850/yr and there are 690 employed.
Also, within the optician schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from optician, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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