Little Rock, AR (population: 192,247) has two x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 1,022. It is the 1356th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
X-Ray Technician students from Little Rock 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 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area alone, there are 9,000 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $63,170. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $45,670/yr and there are 220 employed.
Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Little Rock are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 27/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 2 x-ray technician schools in Little Rock, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock as the lowest, reported at only $16,327/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Little Rock|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||42.8 miles|