Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has five x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
X-Ray Technician students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 19,570 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $62,740. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $62,520/yr and there are 320 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.363 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 22.473/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 5 x-ray technician schools in Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,680/yr) for x-ray technician students, with J Everett Light Career Center as the lowest, reported at only $8,603/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|