Paducah, KY has one x-ray technician school within its city limits. West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a total student population of 7,464. It is the 4269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
X-Ray Technician students from Paducah 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 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 3,530 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $53,930. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $48,510/yr and there are 50 employed.
Paducah lies in McCracken county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 145,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $16.51/hr average worker wage, and a $34,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.369 out of every 1000 jobs in Paducah are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 24.188/1000 are held by registered nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Kentucky Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $7,303/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paducah|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||52.9 miles|