Charleston, SC (population: 115,017) has two sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 7,252. It is the 5567th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Sonography students from Charleston 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.
Charleston lies in Charleston county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
Of the 2 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Charleston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($6,039/yr) for sonography students, with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||7.8 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||8.8 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||89.1 miles|