Boulder, CO (population: 95,721) has four sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado Technical University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 1,079. It is the 2836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Sonography students from Boulder 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 Boulder area alone, there are ** employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $182,350. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $83,790/yr and there are 70 employed.
Boulder lies in Boulder county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Boulder area has 156,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $53,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Boulder are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 4 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Boulder, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University comes out as the most expensive ($20,189/yr) for sonography students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boulder|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||23.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||32.7 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||37.9 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||39.0 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||49.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||85.1 miles|