Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has two radiology schools within its city limits. Iowa Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a radiology program, has a total student population of 23. It is the 926th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Radiology students from Des Moines schools who go on to become radiologic technicians, radiologists, radiology technicians, professor of radiologies, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 213,560 people working as radiologic technologists and technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,180.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary.
Of the 2 radiology schools in Des Moines, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercy College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($16,028/yr) for radiology students, with Iowa Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology as the lowest, reported at only $1,979/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|