California contains 39 schools that offer surgical technologist programs. American Career College, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in CA, has a total student population of 1,764 and is the 808th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 surgical technologist schools in California, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Networks Institute comes out as the most expensive ($45,780/yr), with MiraCosta College as the lowest recorded at only $4,390/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from California 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 California alone, there are 4,320 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $222,370. Surgical technologists in this state earn $46,600/yr and there are 8,840 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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