Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two registered nurse schools within its city limits. California State University-Fresno, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 21,500. It is the 1796th highest ranked school in the USA and the 159th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Registered Nurse students from Fresno schools who go on to become registered nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, radiologists, radiology technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Nuclear medicine technologists make on average $68,450 per year and there are about 21,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 50 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $78,750. Registered nurses in this area earn $81,340/yr and there are 5,260 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 16 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by registered nurses, and 0/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 2 registered nurse schools in Fresno, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College comes out as the most expensive ($6,031/yr) for registered nurse students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
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