Grand Prairie, TX (population: 167,767) has seven medical imaging schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Woman's University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical imaging program, has a total student population of 13,338. It is the 412th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Imaging students from Grand Prairie 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.
Grand Prairie lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary.
Of the 7 medical imaging schools with a 100-mile radius of Grand Prairie, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Fort Worth comes out as the most expensive ($20,560/yr) for medical imaging students, with McLennan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grand Prairie|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||16.5 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||17.7 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.9 miles|