Sioux City has a total population of 85,013 and a student population of 9,273. Of these students, 5,829 are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
The largest surgical technologist school in Sioux City, by student population, is Western Iowa Tech Community College. In 2010, Western Iowa Tech Community College graduated approximately 14 students from its surgical technology program.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in surgical technology in Sioux City in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Sioux City's surgical technologist schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,845 per year in instate tuition and $13,385 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $960 for surgical technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,977 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
If you plan on staying in Sioux City after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in Sioux City, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. There were 610 surgical technologists working in Iowa and 60 working in the greater Sioux City area in 2010. The number of surgical technologists in Sioux City is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Sioux City, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,310 per year. This is lower than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.
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