Council Bluffs has a total population of 58,268 and a student population of 6,162. Of these students, 6,100 are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Iowa Western Community College is the largest surgical technologist school in Council Bluffs, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa Western Community College graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in surgical technology.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in surgical technology from surgical technologist schools in Council Bluffs in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Council Bluffs's surgical technologist schools was $13,782 per year for instate students and $13,932 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $940 for surgical technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Council Bluffs-based surgical technologist schools, you will have an added expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
If you decide to work as a surgical technologist in Council Bluffs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 610 surgical technologists in Iowa, 360 were working in the greater Council Bluffs area. Council Bluffs's surgical technologist workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Council Bluffs, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,150 per year. This is higher than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.
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