Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has five surgical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sentara School of Health Professions, the highest ranked school in this group with a surgical technologist program, has a total student population of 410. It is the 818th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Surgical Technologist students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 210 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $202,890. Surgical technologists in this area earn $40,460/yr and there are 450 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.609 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by surgical technologists, and 0.286/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 5 surgical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fortis College comes out as the most expensive ($17,460/yr) for surgical technologist students, with College of the Albemarle as the lowest, reported at only $4,497/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|