Pennsylvania contains 28 schools that offer surgical technologist programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 28 surgical technologist schools in Pennsylvania, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Star Career Academy-Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($27,770/yr), with Northampton County Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,153/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 2,270 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $191,060. Surgical technologists in this state earn $38,240/yr and there are 3,490 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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