Daytona Beach, FL (population: 63,815) has six sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Santa Fe College, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 15,043. It is the 3050th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Sonography students from Daytona Beach 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 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area alone, there are ** employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $#. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $55,580/yr and there are ** employed.
Daytona Beach lies in Volusia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area has 155,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,560 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Daytona Beach are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 6 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Daytona Beach, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($18,359/yr) for sonography students, with Polk Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,518/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Daytona Beach|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||3.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||28.0 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||33.9 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||44.4 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||51.2 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||78.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||94.1 miles|