Iowa contains seven schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in IA, has a total student population of 2,094 and is the 893rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 surgical technologist schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Iowa Western Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,974/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 210 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $230,530. Surgical technologists in this state earn $35,810/yr and there are 630 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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