Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has six registered nurse schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Registered Nurse students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $81,810. Registered nurses in this area earn $76,260/yr and there are 24,690 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.580 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by registered nurses, and 0.129/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 6 registered nurse schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for registered nurse students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|