Richmond, VA (population: 198,179) has six sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Sonography students from Richmond 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.
Richmond lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 47,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.2% unemployment rate, $19.99/hr average worker wage, and a $41,580 average annual salary.
Of the 6 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Richmond, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr) for sonography students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Richmond|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||7.9 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||61.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||94.9 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||95.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||98.5 miles|