Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has one x-ray technician school within its city limits. Virginia College-Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham-Hoover area alone, there are 14,330 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $60,980. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $53,140/yr and there are 380 employed.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Birmingham are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 29/1000 are held by registered nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham ends up costing a student $21,586/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|