Dayton, OH (population: 151,594) has five 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 Dayton 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 Dayton area alone, there are 70 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $143,240. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $60,130/yr and there are 230 employed.
Dayton lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Dayton area has 372,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.07/hr average worker wage, and a $41,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.619 out of every 1000 jobs in Dayton are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.191/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 5 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Dayton, 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 Gateway Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,504/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dayton|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||16.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||33.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||42.4 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||56.0 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||73.9 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||98.1 miles|