Alabama contains twelve schools that offer x-ray technician programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 x-ray technician schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Bishop State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,655/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from Alabama schools who go on to become X-ray technicians, sonography specialists, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, 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, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 42,880 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $57,860. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $50,320/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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