West Virginia contains eleven schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 surgical technologist schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Huntington Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($11,222/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 370 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $205,620. Surgical technologists in this state earn $31,910/yr and there are 690 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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