Virginia contains 27 schools that offer x-ray technician programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 27 x-ray technician schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 60,230 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $63,270. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $62,810/yr and there are 1,080 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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