Abilene, TX (population: 120,183) has one medical imaging school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard Payne University has a total student population of 1,232. It is the 3572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 181st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Imaging students from Abilene schools who go on to become medical imaging consultantss, medical technicians, medical imaging technicianss, mri technologists, 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.
Abilene lies in Taylor county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Abilene area has 63,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.24/hr average worker wage, and a $33,770 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Howard Payne University ends up costing a student $16,207/yr.