Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hillyard Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 164. It is the 1320th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Sonography students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 140 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $157,120. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $63,620/yr and there are 300 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.306 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.137/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 2 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hillyard Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,617/yr) for sonography students, with Washburn University as the lowest, reported at only $13,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|