Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Colorado Technical University, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 2,690. It is the 4532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Surgical Technologist students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 220 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Surgical technologists in this area earn $45,230/yr and there are 150 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by surgical technologists, and 1/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 2 surgical technologist schools in Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Colorado Technical University as the lowest, reported at only $14,270/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|