Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four surgical technologist schools within its city limits. National College of Business and Technology-Nashville, the highest ranked school in the city with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 2,267. It is the 4827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 129th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Surgical Technologist students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 150 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Surgical technologists in this area earn $41,180/yr and there are 980 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.363 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by surgical technologists, and 0.212/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 4 surgical technologist schools in Nashville, 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) for surgical technologist students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|