Parker, CO (population: 47,600) 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 Parker 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 22,360 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $69,760. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $79,790/yr and there are 520 employed.
Parker lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Parker are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 18/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 13 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Parker, 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 Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Parker|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||7.5 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||11.5 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||12.6 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||45.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||74.5 miles|