Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has three ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State Technical College Waco, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 6,816. It is the 4665th highest ranked school in the USA and the 252nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from Killeen 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.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of Killeen, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Austin comes out as the most expensive ($15,194/yr) for ultrasound students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|