Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 43 are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Of the 1 surgical technologist schools in Columbia, the largest surgical technology school, by student population, is Columbia Area Vocational Technical School. In 2010, Columbia Area Vocational Technical School graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in surgical technology.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in surgical technology in Columbia in 2010.
Many surgical technology graduates choose to work as surgical technologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,750 surgical technologists in Missouri, 90 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia's surgical technologist workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.