McAllen, TX has three ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 454. It is the 2254th highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from McAllen 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.
McAllen lies in Hidalgo county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has 220,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.93/hr average worker wage, and a $31,060 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of McAllen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies comes out as the most expensive ($25,905/yr) for ultrasound students, with Texas State Technical College Harlingen as the lowest, reported at only $8,042/yr.
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