Beaverton, OR (population: 94,639) has one sonography school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Centralia College has a total student population of 3,574. It is the 4249th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Sonography students from Beaverton 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 150 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $189,190. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $81,520/yr and there are 290 employed.
Beaverton lies in Washington county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.294 out of every 1000 jobs in Beaverton are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.156/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centralia College ends up costing a student $6,416/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaverton|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||13.4 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||79.9 miles|