Fort Wayne, IN (population: 253,250) has eighteen x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-South Bend, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 8,394. It is the 599th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
X-Ray Technician students from Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne area alone, there are 5,060 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $51,450. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $63,270/yr and there are 80 employed.
Fort Wayne lies in Allen county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Fort Wayne area has 203,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.72/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.399 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Wayne are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 24.848/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 18 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Wayne, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Findlay comes out as the most expensive ($22,532/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Marion Community Schools Tucker Career & Technology as the lowest, reported at only $2,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Wayne|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||33.1 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||72.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||72.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||84.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||85.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||92.5 miles|