New Mexico contains two schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Central New Mexico Community College, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in NM, has a total student population of 27,999 and is the 5420th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 surgical technologist schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr), with San Juan College as the lowest recorded at only $5,292/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 270 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $222,530. Surgical technologists in this state earn $33,930/yr and there are 490 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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