Tennessee contains eighteen schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Concorde Career College, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in TN, has a total student population of 1,113 and is the 1335th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 surgical technologist schools in Tennessee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest recorded at only $3,768/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,230 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $218,150. Surgical technologists in this state earn $37,400/yr and there are 3,390 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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