Medical Technologist Salaries in South Dakota
For medical and clinical laboratory technologists in South Dakota, data from the United States Department Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that South Dakota is the state with the highest published concentration of workers in this profession, suggesting that there are job opportunities available. The highest concentration of workers is found around Sioux Falls, followed by Rapid City, and Sioux City. Eastern South Dakota is a nonmetropolitan area with the highest concentration of workers, followed by Western South Dakota and then Central South Dakota. The highest salaries are to be found, as a rule, in Rapid City. Overall the average annual salary for a medical technologist in South Dakota is $57,000 per year. Average annual salaries for other major cities in South Dakota are as follows: Sioux Falls, $47,000; Rapid City, $47,000; Aberdeen, $48,000 and Watertown, $50,000.
Medical technologists work in private and public laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, health clinics, and physician offices. Medical centers such as the Sanford USD Medical Center, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Avera Saint Luke's Hospital and Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center employ medical and clinical laboratory technologists. Population growth, advances in medicine and an aging population are projected to be contributing factors to an increasing number of job opportunities in clinical laboratories for medical technologists.