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Renal/Dialysis Technician

$47,450 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Renal/Dialysis Technician Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many renal/dialysis technologist/technician graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 244
Undergraduate Certificate 126

What Can You Do With a Renal/Dialysis Technician Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with renal/dialysis technologist/technician:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Health Technologists and Technicians 19.6% $42,920

How Much Do Renal/Dialysis Technician Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician majors often go into careers with median salaries of $47,450. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Renal/Dialysis Technician Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 schools offered some type of renal/dialysis technologist/technician program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 18 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 12 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 18 1
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Renal/Dialysis Technician Worth It?

The median salary for a renal/dialysis technologist/technician grad is $47,450 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 19% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $151,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to renal/dialysis technologist/technician.

Major Number of Grads
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 8,031
Laboratory Technician 4,117
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 3,100
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 1,055
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 785
Hematology Technology/Technician 278
Blood Bank Technology Specialist 262
Histologic Technician 252
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 109
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician 64
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 56
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 33

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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