Mission, TX (population: 72,240) has three medical imaging schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas-Pan American, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical imaging program, has a total student population of 18,337. It is the 487th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Imaging students from Mission 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.
Mission lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary.
Of the 3 medical imaging schools with a 100-mile radius of Mission, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies comes out as the most expensive ($25,905/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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