Longmont, CO (population: 88,962) has thirteen x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 28,902. It is the 891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
X-Ray Technician students from Longmont 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 Boulder area alone, there are 2,960 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $69,380. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $83,790/yr and there are 70 employed.
Longmont lies in Boulder county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Boulder area has 156,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $53,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Longmont are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 19/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 13 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Longmont, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longmont|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||27.1 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||39.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||43.5 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||45.3 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||56.4 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||92.5 miles|