Twin Falls, ID (population: 43,900) has six sonography schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Career College-Citrus Heights, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 815. It is the 1496th highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Sonography students from Twin Falls 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.
Twin Falls lies in Twin Falls county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area has 73,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.8% unemployment rate, $16.70/hr average worker wage, and a $34,750 average annual salary.
Of the 6 sonography schools with a 500-mile radius of Twin Falls, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Career College-Citrus Heights comes out as the most expensive ($24,732/yr) for sonography students, with Merced College as the lowest, reported at only $4,519/yr.
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