North Wales, PA has thirty diagnostic medical sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ramapo College of New Jersey, the highest ranked school in this group with a diagnostic medical sonography program, has a total student population of 6,026. It is the 180th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from North Wales 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.
North Wales lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary.
Of the 30 diagnostic medical sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of North Wales, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Healthcare Training Institute comes out as the most expensive ($35,856/yr) for diagnostic medical sonography students, with Harford Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,400/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Wales|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||12.9 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||22.8 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||26.1 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||28.1 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||35.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.9 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||47.7 miles|