West Virginia contains eighteen schools that offer x-ray technician programs. West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in WV, has a total student population of 55 and is the 714th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 x-ray technician schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $1,452/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 17,340 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $53,030. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $48,680/yr and there are 290 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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