Castle Rock, CO (population: 49,815) has eight ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado Technical University, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 1,079. It is the 2836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Ultrasound students from Castle Rock schools who go on to become ultrasonographers, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, ultrasound professionals, 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 440 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $225,930. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $79,790/yr and there are 520 employed.
Castle Rock lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Castle Rock are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 8 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of Castle Rock, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for ultrasound students, with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Castle Rock|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||11.1 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||17.3 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||36.3 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||82.5 miles|