Foley, AL has nine x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Blue Cliff College, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 238. It is the 1505th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
X-Ray Technician students from Foley 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 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,460 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $56,070. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $43,260/yr and there are 40 employed.
Foley lies in Baldwin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.308 out of every 1000 jobs in Foley are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 18.820/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 9 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Foley, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Pensacola comes out as the most expensive ($16,730/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Bishop State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,655/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Foley|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||10.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||33.4 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||63.6 miles|