Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 704. It is the 1506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Surgical Technologist students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Surgical technologists in this area earn $37,120/yr and there are 500 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by surgical technologists, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 5 surgical technologist schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|