Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one sonography school within its city limits. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences has a total student population of 1,021. It is the 3995th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Sonography students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 270 employed pediatricians, general earning an average salary of $151,050. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $50,150/yr and there are 350 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.574 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.448/1000 are held by pediatricians, general.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ends up costing a student $10,813/yr.