Peoria, AZ (population: 168,424) has two sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. GateWay Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 7,863. It is the 5133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Sonography students from Peoria schools who go on to become sonographers, sonography specialists, diagnostic medical sonographers, ultrasonographers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640. Also, Pediatricians, general make on average $161,410 per year and there are about 29,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 360 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $149,270. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $69,140/yr and there are 580 employed.
Peoria lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Peoria are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 2 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Peoria, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, GateWay Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,194/yr) for sonography students, with GateWay Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,194/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Peoria|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||62.4 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||63.8 miles|