Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has five ultrasound schools within its city limits. Heritage College, the highest ranked school in the city with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 854. It is the 3934th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Ultrasound students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 150 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $230,390. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $61,700/yr and there are 210 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.366 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.268/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 5 ultrasound schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($24,934/yr) for ultrasound students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|