Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 704. It is the 1506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
X-Ray Technician students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 11,940 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $61,410. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $58,540/yr and there are 390 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 21/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 5 x-ray technician schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|