Mountain Home, AR has five surgical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Central Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 121. It is the 1625th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Surgical Technologist students from Mountain Home 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.
Mountain Home lies in Baxter county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 68,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $13.96/hr average worker wage, and a $29,050 average annual salary.
Of the 5 surgical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Mountain Home, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drury University comes out as the most expensive ($16,280/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Northwest Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $4,838/yr.