Reading, PA (population: 80,046) has fifty x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 9,512. It is the 266th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
X-Ray Technician students from Reading 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 Reading area alone, there are 2,700 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $61,740. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $61,650/yr and there are 30 employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.210 out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 16.538/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 50 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Reading, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($50,832/yr) for x-ray technician students, with County College of Morris as the lowest, reported at only $4,290/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|