Bellevue, WA (population: 128,225) has one ultrasound technician school within its city limits. Bellevue College has a total student population of 14,010. It is the 4803rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Ultrasound Technician students from Bellevue 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 460 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $218,340. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $79,660/yr and there are 550 employed.
Bellevue lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.392 out of every 1000 jobs in Bellevue are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.327/1000 are held by surgeons.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellevue College ends up costing a student $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bellevue|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.8 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||32.2 miles|