Chattanooga, TN (population: 173,001) has two ultrasound schools within its city limits. Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga, the highest ranked school in the city with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 675. It is the 3501st highest ranked school in the USA and the 97th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Ultrasound students from Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga-GA area alone, there are 130 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $233,260. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $54,310/yr and there are 140 employed.
Chattanooga lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Chattanooga-GA area has 222,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.78/hr average worker wage, and a $36,990 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.620 out of every 1000 jobs in Chattanooga are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.603/1000 are held by surgeons.
Of the 2 ultrasound schools in Chattanooga, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga comes out as the most expensive ($17,432/yr) for ultrasound students, with Chattanooga State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,923/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chattanooga|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||17.0 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||55.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||99.1 miles|