Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Northampton County Area Community College is the largest surgical technologist school in Bethlehem, based on student population. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its surgical technology program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a surgical technology degree from one of Bethlehem's surgical technologist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's surgical technologist schools was $18,464 per year for instate students and $21,824 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a surgical technologist program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in Bethlehem, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 3,750 surgical technologists in Pennsylvania, 180 were working in the greater Bethlehem area. The number of surgical technologists in Bethlehem is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,800 per year. This is higher than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.
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