Hayward, CA (population: 145,517) has four diagnostic medical sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lincoln University, the highest ranked school in this group with a diagnostic medical sonography program, has a total student population of 629. It is the 1163rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from Hayward schools who go on to become diagnostic medical sonographers, sonographers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640.
Hayward lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 4 diagnostic medical sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Hayward, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Career College-Citrus Heights comes out as the most expensive ($24,732/yr) for diagnostic medical sonography students, with Merced College as the lowest, reported at only $4,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hayward|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||4.8 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||6.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||6.2 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||12.5 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||17.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||19.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||19.3 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||21.5 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||26.6 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||45.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||71.0 miles|