Leesburg, VA (population: 42,666) has twenty-one x-ray technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a x-ray technician program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
X-Ray Technician students from Leesburg 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 28,670 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $73,240. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this area earn $70,450/yr and there are 530 employed.
Leesburg lies in Loudoun county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Leesburg are held by diagnostic medical sonographers, and 12/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 21 x-ray technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Leesburg, only 5 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) for x-ray technician students, with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Leesburg|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||20.6 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||24.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||25.8 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||25.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||37.7 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||40.9 miles|