Fredericksburg, VA has twenty surgical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Fortis College, the highest ranked school in this group with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 1270th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Surgical Technologist students from Fredericksburg 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 730 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $223,670. Surgical technologists in this area earn $42,880/yr and there are 1,540 employed.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fredericksburg are held by surgical technologists, and 0/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 20 surgical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, only 4 have 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) for surgical technologist students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|