Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has four surgical technologist schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 1,393. It is the 1349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Surgical Technologist students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 140 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $185,880. Surgical technologists in this area earn $33,980/yr and there are 410 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.977 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by surgical technologists, and 0.334/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 4 surgical technologist schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,980/yr) for surgical technologist students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|