Liberal has a total population of 19,666 and a student population of 1,850. Of these students, 1,850 are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School is the largest surgical technologist school in Liberal, based on student population. In 2010, Seward County Community College and Area Technical School graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in surgical technology.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate from one of Liberal's surgical technologist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Liberal's surgical technologist schools was $10,384 per year for instate students and $11,120 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a surgical technologist program in Liberal. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,148.
If you plan on staying in Liberal after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in Liberal, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 1,040 surgical technologists in Kansas, 180 were working in the greater Liberal area. The government projects that the number of surgical technologists in Liberal will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a surgical technologist in Liberal is $32,200 per year, which is higher than the average for surgical technologists state-wide.
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