Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two x-ray technician schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
X-Ray Technician students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 15,060 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $63,210. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $50,150/yr and there are 350 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.574 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 24.861/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 2 x-ray technician schools in Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($10,813/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis as the lowest, reported at only $10,620/yr.