Laredo, TX (population: 232,298) has forty medical imaging schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical imaging program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medical Imaging students from Laredo 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.
Laredo lies in Webb county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Laredo area has 86,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $15.41/hr average worker wage, and a $32,050 average annual salary.
Of the 40 medical imaging schools with a 500-mile radius of Laredo, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Health Care Professions comes out as the most expensive ($26,016/yr) for medical imaging students, with The University of Texas-Pan American as the lowest, reported at only $1,646/yr.
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