New Orleans has a general population of 484,674 and an overall student population of 59,719. Approximately 16,758 of New Orleans's students are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Delgado Community College is the largest surgical technologist school in New Orleans, based on student population. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from Delgado Community College with credentials in surgical technology.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in surgical technology in New Orleans in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,466 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for surgical technology related books and supplies every year.
Many surgical technology graduates choose to work as surgical technologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Orleans, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,260 surgical technologists in Louisiana, 510 were working in the greater New Orleans area. The number of surgical technologists in New Orleans is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in New Orleans, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.