Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has three x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. McLennan Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 9,128. It is the 5192nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 292nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
X-Ray Technician students from Killeen 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 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area alone, there are 3,070 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $65,190. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $61,100/yr and there are 50 employed.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.377 out of every 1000 jobs in Killeen are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 25.312/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 3 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Killeen, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Austin comes out as the most expensive ($15,194/yr) for x-ray technician students, with McLennan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|