Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has two x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Carolinas College of Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 506. It is the 681st highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
X-Ray Technician students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 17,030 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $58,600. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $62,610/yr and there are 230 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.273 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 20.329/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 2 x-ray technician schools in Charlotte, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr) for x-ray technician students, with King's College as the lowest, reported at only $20,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|