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X-Ray Technician Schools in Iowa

Learning a new career at radiology technician schools in Iowa probably provides one of the most peaceful places to study. Iowa is the 30th most populated state in the nation with just over three million residents. Its biggest city is its capital, Des Moines, where just under 200,000 people live. Farmer Iowans raise corn, soybeans, hogs, and pigs. The landscape is dotted with beautiful barns, but this serene setting does not mean there isn't anything to do.

Things to Do In Iowa

Do you bike? If so, you probably know Iowa for the famed bicycle race Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Participants, who are chosen by lottery, ride 400-500 miles across Iowa. If you don't bike, there are still plenty of things to do in Iowa, including water activities. The state is bordered by the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers with the Des Moines River, Cedar River, and Iowa Rivers running directly through the state.

Iowa generally has hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs. The average temperature statewide is 49 degrees Fahrenheit. In the center of the state, right about at the capital, temperatures vary from 10 degrees in January to 86 degrees in July.

The highest point in the state, called Hawkeye Point, is 1,670' above sea level and most of the state is at 1,100' above sea level.

Beyond Iowa X-Ray Technician Schools

If you stay to work in Iowa, you can expect to earn around $45,720 -- the mean annual salary for radiology technologists and technicians, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Iowa X-Ray Technician Schools

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