El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one ultrasound school within its city limits. El Paso Community College has a total student population of 28,168. It is the 5228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 296th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 40 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $218,630. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $56,910/yr and there are 130 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.464 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.146/1000 are held by surgeons.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, El Paso Community College ends up costing a student $3,368/yr.