West Des Moines, IA (population: 57,065) has one diagnostic medical sonography school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mercy College of Health Sciences has a total student population of 793. It is the 1687th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from West Des Moines 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.
West Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercy College of Health Sciences ends up costing a student $16,028/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Des Moines|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||67.7 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||94.0 miles|