Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has six ultrasound technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound technician program, has a total student population of 7,060. It is the 2492nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Ultrasound Technician students from Huntsville schools who go on to become ultrasound technicians, sonographers, sonography specialists, ultrasound specialists, 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, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Huntsville area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $48,730/yr and there are 160 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 6 ultrasound technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr) for ultrasound technician students, with Chattanooga State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,923/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|