With an overall population of 1,551 and a student population of 2,192, approximately 2,192 of Oakdale students attend one of Oakdale's schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Oakdale's largest surgical technologist school is Pittsburgh Technical Institute and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA). In 2010, Pittsburgh Technical Institute graduated approximately 36 students from its surgical technology program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a surgical technology degree from one of Oakdale's surgical technologist schools. In 2009 tuition at surgical technologist schools in Oakdale was $14,400 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,160 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a surgical technologist program in Oakdale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,673.
If you plan on staying in Oakdale after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in Oakdale, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,750 surgical technologists in Pennsylvania. Of these surgical technologists, 870 were working in the greater Oakdale area. The number of surgical technologists in Oakdale is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
As a surgical technologist in Oakdale, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,260 per year. This is lower than the average salary for surgical technologists in the state.
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