Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-Tucson, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 557. It is the 4768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Surgical Technologist students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Surgical technologists in this area earn $41,840/yr and there are 230 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by surgical technologists, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 2 surgical technologist schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($17,949/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|