Merrillville, IN has eleven ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Illinois Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 7,707. It is the 179th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Ultrasound students from Merrillville 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.
Merrillville lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary.
Of the 11 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of Merrillville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Merrionette Park comes out as the most expensive ($22,496/yr) for ultrasound students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Merrillville|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||13.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||15.8 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||16.4 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||18.4 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||21.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||22.8 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||27.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||27.5 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||28.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||36.8 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||38.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||40.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||41.8 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||44.1 miles|