Beckley has a general population of 17,254 and an overall student population of 9,181. Approximately 5,951 of Beckley's students are enrolled in schools that offer sonography programs.
Of the 1 sonography schools in Beckley, the largest sonography school, by student population, is Mountain State University. In 2010, approximately 45 students graduated from the Sonography program at Mountain State University.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a sonography degree in Beckley. In 2009 tuition at sonography schools in Beckley was $6,900 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,530 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sonography program in Beckley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board at Beckley-based sonography schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
Many sonography graduates choose to work as sonographers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beckley, your job prospects are average. There were 310 sonographers working in West Virginia and 80 working in the greater Beckley area in 2010. The government projects that the number of sonographers in Beckley will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sonographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sonographer in Beckley is $50,750 per year, which is lower than the average for sonographers state-wide.
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