Storm Lake, IA has seven radiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a radiology program, has a total student population of 18. It is the 1699th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Radiology students from Storm Lake 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.
Storm Lake lies in Buena Vista county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for radiology students, with Sanford Medical Center as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Storm Lake|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||50.2 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||53.5 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||61.4 miles|
|Sioux Falls||SD||160,938||10||21.3787||260||99.0 miles|