Grand Prairie, TX (population: 167,767) has one ultrasound school within its city limits. Arlington Career Institute has a total student population of 332. It is the 2371st highest ranked school in the USA and the 104th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from Grand Prairie 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 810 employed surgeons earning an average salary of $225,810. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $64,870/yr and there are 570 employed.
Grand Prairie lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.278 out of every 1000 jobs in Grand Prairie are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 0.395/1000 are held by surgeons.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arlington Career Institute ends up costing a student $19,368/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grand Prairie|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||16.5 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||17.7 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.9 miles|