Anaheim, CA (population: 342,336) has sixty x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. St. Francis Career College, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 134. It is the 765th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
X-Ray Technician students from Anaheim 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 20,170 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $76,400. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $74,090/yr and there are 470 employed.
Anaheim lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Anaheim are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 14/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 60 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Anaheim, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Anaheim|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||6.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||6.7 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||10.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||11.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||12.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||12.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||14.7 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||15.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||17.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||19.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||20.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||20.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||21.2 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||23.6 miles|