Alabama contains nine schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Virginia College-Mobile, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in AL, has a total student population of 737 and is the 1648th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 surgical technologist schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Gadsden State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,833/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Alabama schools who go on to become surgical technologists, surgeons, surgical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 91,250 people working as surgical technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,710. Also, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 360 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $227,290. Surgical technologists in this state earn $32,940/yr and there are 1,830 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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