South Dakota contains three schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Western Dakota Technical Institute, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in SD, has a total student population of 1,152 and is the 3669th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 surgical technologist schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 250 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $222,980. Surgical technologists in this state earn $36,280/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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