Ultrasound Technician in California

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Schools Offering Ultrasound Technology Programs in California

Each year, approximately 0.1% of California graduates receive certificates in ultrasound technology. Thus, California's 28 ultrasound technician schools put out approximately 1,026 ultrasound technicians each year.

Top Schools

American Career College, which is located in Ontario, is the top-ranked school in California that has a ultrasound technician program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. 13 students graduated with a certificate in ultrasound technician from American Career College in 2010.

Lincoln University, which is located in Oakland, is the second-ranked school in California that has a ultrasound technician program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with certificate in ultrasound technician from Lincoln University in 2010. Lincoln University charged in-state students $9,210 in tuition fees per year.

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys, which is located in Van Nuys, is the third-ranked school in California that has a ultrasound technician program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at Casa Loma College-Van Nuys was $0 per year.


Ultrasound technician schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $3,100 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $21,275 per year, or as little as $656 per year. In 2010, the ultrasound technician schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:

  1. West Coast Ultrasound Institute - located in Beverly Hills, students are charged $21,275 per year
  2. National Polytechnic College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $14,275 per year
  3. San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield - located in Bakersfield, students are charged $13,418 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California ultrasound technician schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Cypress College - located in Cypress, students are charged $656 per year
  2. Merced College - located in Merced, students are charged $658 per year
  3. Orange Coast College - located in Costa Mesa, students are charged $686 per year

An ultrasound technician certificate from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of ultrasound technician graduates in California pursue careers as an ultrasound technician. In 2010, there were 5,280 ultrasound technicians working in California. The following counties have the largest number of California ultrasound technicians:

  1. Los Angeles County - 1,690 ultrasound technicians
  2. Orange County - 590 ultrasound technicians
  3. San Diego County - 420 ultrasound technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of ultrasound technicians in the state of California will grow to 6,200. This would require a 21% growth in the profession.


An ultrasound technician in California makes an average of $77,260 per year. However, this number is only an average. ultrasound technicians in California had varying salaries from $39,510 to $131,300 per year in 2010. On average an ultrasound technician earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. San Benito County - $100,240 per year
  2. Monterey County - $98,590 per year
  3. Marin County - $91,380 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for ultrasound technicians:

  1. Los Angeles County - $69,730 per year
  2. Kern County - $70,180 per year
  3. Shasta County - $70,360 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in ultrasound technology in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as ultrasound technology or allied health, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Ultrasound Technology in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Ultrasound Technology in California
  • Certificate in Ultrasound Technology in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,959 miles from location Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts San Mateo CA n/a n/a n/a
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,894 miles from location Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA 18.7886 n/a 19,753
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,756 miles from location Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto CA 11.7295 n/a 17,583
7,814 miles from location Cypress College Cypress CA 15.6296 n/a 15,439
7,870 miles from location Merced College Merced CA 10.9318 n/a 10,446
7,768 miles from location Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA 0.491732 n/a 4,114
7,827 miles from location Kaplan College North Hollywood CA 29.9879 n/a 1,288
7,785 miles from location American Career College Ontario CA 36.673 100% 1,115
7,839 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA 21.5469 n/a 877
7,820 miles from location Career Colleges of America South Gate CA 30.4078 n/a 848
7,880 miles from location Carrington College California-Citrus Heights Citrus Heights CA 32.5381 72% 815
7,829 miles from location West Coast Ultrasound Institute Beverly Hills CA 33.8842 n/a 632
7,951 miles from location Lincoln University Oakland CA 35.1675 n/a 629
7,830 miles from location Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Van Nuys CA 34.7334 88% 604
7,823 miles from location Coast Career Institute Los Angeles CA 28.557 n/a 488
7,821 miles from location Newbridge College-Long Beach Long Beach CA 34.1439 100% 468
7,805 miles from location Newbridge College Santa Ana CA 30.2942 100% 415
7,817 miles from location National Polytechnic College Los Angeles CA 31.4089 100% 310
7,926 miles from location Central California School San Luis Obispo CA 22.5286 n/a 285
7,824 miles from location Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles CA 18.8983 n/a 256
7,817 miles from location PCI College Cerritos CA 3.05576 n/a 197
7,943 miles from location Institute of Medical Education San Jose CA n/a n/a 170
7,813 miles from location Modern Technology School Fountain Valley CA 31.0445 100% 163
7,815 miles from location ATI College Norwalk CA 27.1209 n/a 159
7,836 miles from location California College of Vocational Careers Bakersfield CA 23.2399 n/a 82
7,806 miles from location ATI College-SantaAna Santa Ana CA 27.4138 n/a 77

Curious what studying Ultrasound Technician gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers + 5,280 $77,260 69.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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