Atchison, KS has twenty-four registered nurse schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Registered Nurse students from Atchison 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $61,250. Registered nurses in this area earn $51,430/yr and there are 8,550 employed.
Atchison lies in Atchison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 19.249 out of every 1000 jobs in Atchison are held by registered nurses, and 0.118/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 24 registered nurse schools with a 100-mile radius of Atchison, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baker University comes out as the most expensive ($21,424/yr) for registered nurse students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atchison|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||21.1 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||42.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||43.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||59.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||59.7 miles|