Harrisburg, PA (population: 46,941) has one x-ray technician school within its city limits. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg has a total student population of 22,529. It is the 5124th highest ranked school in the USA and the 322nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
X-Ray Technician students from Harrisburg 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.
Harrisburg lies in Dauphin 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 Harrisburg are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 20.559/1000 are held by registered nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg ends up costing a student $8,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Harrisburg|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||59.8 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||60.1 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||62.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||68.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||77.9 miles|