There are schools offering surgical technologist programs in Iowa!
Schools Offering Surgical Technology Programs in Iowa
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Each year, roughly 0.1% of Iowa students graduate with certificates in surgical technology. That means an estimated 66 surgical technologists graduate from Iowa's 7 surgical technologist schools each year.
Mercy College of Health Sciences, which is located in Des Moines, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a surgical technologist program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a certificate in surgical technologist from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2010. Tuition at Mercy College of Health Sciences was $13,530 per year.
Iowa Lakes Community College, which is located in Estherville, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a surgical technologist program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 9 students graduated with certificate in surgical technologist from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2010. Students at Iowa Lakes Community College paid $4,876 per year in tuition fees.
Des Moines Area Community College, which is located in Ankeny, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a surgical technologist program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. 4 students graduated with certificate in surgical technologist from Des Moines Area Community College in 2010. Des Moines Area Community College charged in-state students $3,750 in tuition fees per year.
Tuition at Iowa's surgical technologist schools ranges from $13,530 per year to $3,204 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,200 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Iowa surgical technologist schools were charged at the following schools:
- Mercy College of Health Sciences - located in Des Moines, students are charged $13,530 per year
- Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year
- Iowa Western Community College - located in Council Bluffs, students are charged $3,960 per year
The surgical technologist schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Iowa were:
- Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
- Kirkwood Community College - located in Cedar Rapids, students are charged $3,540 per year
- Eastern Iowa Community College District - located in Davenport, students are charged $3,540 per year
A surgical technologist certificate from an Iowa school... what next?
The highest percentage of surgical technologist graduates in Iowa pursue careers as a surgical technologist. In 2010, there were 580 surgical technologists working in Iowa. The following counties have the largest number of Iowa surgical technologists:
- Scott County - 110 surgical technologists
- Appanoose County - 70 surgical technologists
- Buena Vista County - 60 surgical technologists
The government projects that by 2018, the number of surgical technologists in the state of Iowa will grow to 740. This would require a 21% growth in the profession.
A surgical technologist in Iowa earns $36,440 per year on average. However, Iowa surgical technologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,010 per year to more than $51,110 per year in 2010. The following counties in Iowa have the highest average salaries for surgical technologists:
- Dallas County - $39,240 per year
- Scott County - $37,290 per year
- Allamakee County - $36,610 per year
A surgical technologist in the following counties in Iowa make the lowest salaries on average:
- Buena Vista County - $32,900 per year
- Appanoose County - $33,940 per year
- Allamakee County - $36,610 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Iowa statistics regarding a career in surgical technology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or health science.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Surgical Technology in Iowa
- Certificate in Surgical Technology in Iowa
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,411 miles from location||Des Moines Area Community College||Ankeny||IA||20.0292||n/a||22,324|
|6,310 miles from location||Kirkwood Community College||Cedar Rapids||IA||15.8032||n/a||18,254|
|6,255 miles from location||Eastern Iowa Community College District||Davenport||IA||17.5378||n/a||8,480|
|6,526 miles from location||Iowa Western Community College||Council Bluffs||IA||15.4504||n/a||6,100|
|6,548 miles from location||Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City||IA||18.6955||n/a||5,829|
|6,468 miles from location||Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville||IA||21.6657||n/a||3,201|
|6,412 miles from location||Mercy College of Health Sciences||Des Moines||IA||31.3887||100%||793|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Surgical Technologists +||580||$36,440||-7.9%|
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