Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Everest College-Phoenix, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 4,688. It is the 2854th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
X-Ray Technician students from Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 24,300 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $68,200. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $69,140/yr and there are 580 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 14/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 3 x-ray technician schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($24,264/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|