Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has one ultrasound school within its city limits. Trocaire College has a total student population of 1,153. It is the 4266th highest ranked school in the USA and the 290th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Ultrasound students from Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 110 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $226,560. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $58,860/yr and there are 240 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.450 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.199/1000 are held by surgeons.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trocaire College ends up costing a student $10,177/yr.