Carlisle, PA has thirty-six x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
X-Ray Technician students from Carlisle 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 6,390 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $62,080. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $55,260/yr and there are 120 employed.
Carlisle lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.391 out of every 1000 jobs in Carlisle are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 20.559/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 36 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Carlisle, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest, reported at only $4,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carlisle|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||53.8 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||58.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||70.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||72.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||77.2 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||78.5 miles|