Virginia contains fourteen schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Sentara School of Health Professions, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in VA, has a total student population of 410 and is the 818th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 surgical technologist schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,953/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 1,070 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $210,180. Surgical technologists in this state earn $40,860/yr and there are 2,140 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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