Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has three ultrasound technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Unitech Training Academy, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound technician program, has a total student population of 90. It is the 2166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Ultrasound Technician students from Lake Charles 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.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ultrasound technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Lake Charles, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Unitech Training Academy comes out as the most expensive ($32,088/yr) for ultrasound technician students, with Louisiana State University-Eunice as the lowest, reported at only $5,827/yr.