Alexander City, AL has ten x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 7,060. It is the 2492nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
X-Ray Technician students from Alexander City 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 Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,190 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $51,960. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $47,350/yr and there are 30 employed.
Alexander City lies in Tallapoosa county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 138,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.37/hr average worker wage, and a $31,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.248 out of every 1000 jobs in Alexander City are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 15.829/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 10 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Alexander City, none have 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) for x-ray technician students, with Griffin Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,295/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alexander City|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||36.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||64.4 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||99.4 miles|