South Dakota contains four schools that offer x-ray technician programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 x-ray technician schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 10,530 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $53,520. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $49,710/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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