Montana contains three schools that offer surgical technologist programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 surgical technologist schools in Montana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana comes out as the most expensive ($12,641/yr), with Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $6,479/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 120 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $228,520. Surgical technologists in this state earn $39,920/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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