Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kettering College of Medical Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 899. It is the 402nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Sonography students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 230 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $170,740. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $65,040/yr and there are 300 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.334 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.253/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 3 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/yr) for sonography students, with Central Ohio Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,256/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|