With an overall population of 19,477 and a student population of 4,279, approximately 4,279 of Shelby students attend one of Shelby's schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Cleveland Community College is the largest surgical technologist school in Shelby, based on student population. In 2010, Cleveland Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its surgical technology program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate from one of Shelby's surgical technologist schools. In 2009 tuition at surgical technologist schools in Shelby was $1,409 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for surgical technology related books and supplies each year.
Many surgical technology graduates choose to work as surgical technologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Shelby, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,050 surgical technologists in North Carolina. Of these surgical technologists, 220 were working in the greater Shelby area. The government projects that the number of surgical technologists in Shelby will increase by 33% by the year 2018. 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 Shelby is $33,700 per year, which is lower than the average for surgical technologists state-wide.
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