With an overall population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997, approximately 465 of Philadelphia students attend one of Philadelphia's schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
Of the 1 surgical technologist schools in Philadelphia, the largest surgical technology school, by student population, is Star Career Academy-Philadelphia. Approximately 71 students graduated in 2010 from Star Career Academy-Philadelphia with credentials in surgical technology.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate from one of Philadelphia's surgical technologist schools.
Many surgical technology graduates choose to work as surgical technologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Philadelphia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,750 surgical technologists in Pennsylvania, 730 were working in the greater Philadelphia area. The government projects that the number of surgical technologists in Philadelphia will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a surgical technologist in Philadelphia is $41,350 per year, which is higher than the average for surgical technologists state-wide.
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