Myrtle Beach, SC has four sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cape Fear Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 9,001. It is the 5298th highest ranked school in the USA and the 115th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Sonography students from Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area alone, there are ** employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $167,190. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $53,360/yr and there are 40 employed.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.319 out of every 1000 jobs in Myrtle Beach are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
Of the 4 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/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 Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|