Gainesville, FL (population: 116,277) has two surgical technologist schools within its city limits. City College Branch Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 426. It is the 2992nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 148th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Surgical Technologist students from Gainesville 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.
Gainesville lies in Alachua county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Gainesville area has 121,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,250 average annual salary.
Of the 2 surgical technologist schools in Gainesville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, City College Branch Campus comes out as the most expensive ($20,204/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Santa Fe College as the lowest, reported at only $8,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gainesville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||51.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||63.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||68.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||84.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||87.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||88.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.3 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||95.6 miles|