Moline, IL (population: 43,295) has four ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Ultrasound students from Moline 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $#. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $58,420/yr and there are 60 employed.
Moline lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Moline are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 4 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of Moline, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr) for ultrasound students, with Carl Sandburg College as the lowest, reported at only $3,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Moline|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||4.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||55.6 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||57.6 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||69.4 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||74.2 miles|