Springfield, Missouri has 2 surgical technologist schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in surgical technology. With an overall population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963, approximately 18,373 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
The largest surgical technologist school in Springfield, by student population, is Ozarks Technical Community College. In 2010, Ozarks Technical Community College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in surgical technology.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a surgical technology degree in Springfield. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,683 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a surgical technologist program in Springfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based surgical technologist schools, you will have an added expense of $7,364 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,254.
If you decide to work as a surgical technologist in Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,750 surgical technologists in Missouri, 250 were working in the greater Springfield area. The government projects that the number of surgical technologists in Springfield will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a surgical technologist in Springfield is $35,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for surgical technologists.