Bethlehem, PA (population: 72,174) has one diagnostic medical sonography school within its city limits. Northampton County Area Community College has a total student population of 11,196. It is the 4620th highest ranked school in the USA and the 316th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from Bethlehem 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.
Bethlehem lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northampton County Area Community College ends up costing a student $5,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bethlehem|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||7.1 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||27.4 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||29.4 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.2 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||40.8 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||45.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||49.3 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||50.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||51.8 miles|