Utica, NY (population: 57,570) has nineteen x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 133. It is the 671st highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
X-Ray Technician students from Utica 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 Utica-Rome area alone, there are 3,280 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $56,010. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $66,390/yr and there are 100 employed.
Utica lies in Oneida county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Utica-Rome area has 126,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.2% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.766 out of every 1000 jobs in Utica are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 25.815/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 19 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Utica, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($20,681/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Broome Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,037/yr.
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