Alberta, VA has nineteen x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
X-Ray Technician students from Alberta 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.
Alberta lies in Brunswick county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 68,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $15.53/hr average worker wage, and a $32,290 average annual salary.
Of the 19 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Alberta, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr) for x-ray technician students, with Pitt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alberta|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||56.2 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||62.8 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||77.5 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||91.2 miles|