Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has five surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Surgical Technologist students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 150 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $230,390. Surgical technologists in this area earn $34,990/yr and there are 660 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.162 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by surgical technologists, and 0.268/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 5 surgical technologist schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-OKC Central Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,460/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Oklahoma City Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,452/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|