West Columbia has a total population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890. Of these students, 11,890 are enrolled in schools that offer surgical technologist programs.
West Columbia's largest surgical technologist school is Midlands Technical College. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Surgical Technology program at Midlands Technical College.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a surgical technology certificate from one of West Columbia's surgical technologist schools. In 2009 tuition at surgical technologist schools in West Columbia was $3,533 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for surgical technology related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in West Columbia after graduating from surgical technologist school, you should know that job prospects for surgical technologists in West Columbia, which is the most popular surgical technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 1,710 surgical technologists in South Carolina, 400 were working in the greater West Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of surgical technologists is expected to increase by 30% in West Columbia. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for surgical technologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a surgical technologist in West Columbia is $36,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for surgical technologists.
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