Fishers, IN (population: 75,408) has four sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ball State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 21,401. It is the 196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Sonography students from Fishers 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 110 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $174,520. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $62,520/yr and there are 320 employed.
Fishers lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.363 out of every 1000 jobs in Fishers are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.125/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 4 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Fishers, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kettering College of Medical Arts comes out as the most expensive ($14,805/yr) for sonography students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fishers|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||57.3 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.9 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||79.6 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||90.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||99.7 miles|