With an overall population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202, approximately 5,528 of Hickory students attend one of Hickory's schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
The largest surgical technologist school in Hickory, by student population, is Catawba Valley Community College. In 2010, Catawba Valley Community College graduated approximately 14 students from its surgical technology program.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate in Hickory. If you decide to attend a surgical technologist school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,730.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a surgical technologist program in Hickory.
After graduating with your credentials in surgical technology, if you decide to work as a surgical technologist in Hickory, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,050 surgical technologists in North Carolina. Of these surgical technologists, 150 were working in the greater Hickory area. The number of surgical technologists in Hickory is expected to increase by 33% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,590 per year. This is lower than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.
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