Iowa contains ten schools that offer x-ray technician programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 x-ray technician schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 30,750 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $51,930. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $57,640/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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