Washington contains eight schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Alpine College, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in WA, has a total student population of 170 and is the 1244th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 surgical technologist schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alpine College comes out as the most expensive ($20,007/yr), with Columbia Basin College as the lowest recorded at only $7,051/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Washington 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 alone, there are 1,060 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $225,250. Surgical technologists in this state earn $45,910/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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