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X-Ray Technician Schools in Orlando, FL

Perhaps most famous as the home of Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, Orlando also has other attractions. Students at x-ray technician schools in Orlando, FL, may find it to be a golfer's paradise, with 176 golf courses and 23 golf academies. They can also cheer for the Orlando Magic or take a short drive to Daytona Beach for NASCAR racing or a day at the beach.

The city of Orlando has a population of 235,860, but together with Kissimmee and Sanford, it is part of Greater Orlando, which had a 2009 estimated population of 2,082,421. In addition to tourism, Orlando's economy has historically been heavily based on the citrus industry. As that industry has declined, high-tech and biotechnology have taken over, and the aerospace and military defense industries continue to be a major presence in the area.

Opportunities for graduates of x-ray technician schools in Orlando, FL

The Greater Orlando area has more than 15 hospitals. Graduates of x-ray technician schools in Orlando, FL, may seek careers at Florida Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System and a top employer in the area with more than 15,000 employees. Opportunities may also be available at the Orlando Regional Healthcare System, another major employer in the area. In 2011, the Central Florida Regional Hospital was named one of "America's 50 Best Hospitals" by HealthGrades, a leading independent health care ratings company.

The Department of Labor predicts that between 2008 and 2018, job openings for radiologic technologists and technicians nationwide should increase by 17 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 1,460 x-ray techs worked in the Orlando-Kissimmee area in 2010, out of the 959,650 total workers there. According to the BLS, radiologic technologists and technicians in the Orlando-Kissimmee area earned mean wages of $46,180 in 2010, higher than the annual salary of $38,910 for all occupations in that area.

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