Granite Falls has a general population of 3,070 and an overall student population of 3,211. Approximately 3,211 of Granite Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is the largest surgical technologist school in Granite Falls, based on student population. In 2010, Minnesota West Community and Technical College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in surgical technology.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate from one of Granite Falls's surgical technologist schools. If you decide to attend a surgical technologist school in Granite Falls, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $4,939.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for surgical technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Granite Falls-based surgical technologist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,047.
After graduating with your credentials in surgical technology, if you decide to work as a surgical technologist in Granite Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,910 surgical technologists in Minnesota. Of these surgical technologists, 60 were working in the greater Granite Falls area. Granite Falls's surgical technologist workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Granite Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,810 per year. This is lower than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.