Polkton has a general population of 1,195 and an overall student population of 2,736. Approximately 2,736 of Polkton's students are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
The largest surgical technologist school in Polkton, by student population, is South Piedmont Community College. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from South Piedmont Community College with credentials in surgical technology.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate in Polkton. If you decide to attend a surgical technologist school in Polkton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,738.
You should also anticipate spending about $770 for surgical technology related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Polkton after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in Polkton, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. There were 3,050 surgical technologists working in North Carolina and 750 working in the greater Polkton area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of surgical technologists is expected to increase by 33% in Polkton. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a surgical technologist in Polkton is $38,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for surgical technologists.