Harlingen, TX (population: 66,846) has one ultrasound school within its city limits. Texas State Technical College Harlingen has a total student population of 5,988. It is the 4534th highest ranked school in the USA and the 239th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from Harlingen 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 Brownsville-Harlingen area alone, there are ** employed surgeons earning an average salary of $106,460. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $67,450/yr and there are 50 employed.
Harlingen lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.439 out of every 1000 jobs in Harlingen are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and **/1000 are held by surgeons.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas State Technical College Harlingen ends up costing a student $8,042/yr.
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