Sonography in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Sonography Programs in North Carolina


Around 0.0% of North Carolina's graduates graduate from sonography certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 70 sonographers graduate from North Carolina's 9 sonography schools each year.

Top Schools

Johnston Community College, which was ranked 85th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a sonography program. It is located in Smithfield. 5 students graduated with a certificate in sonography from Johnston Community College in 2010. Tuition at Johnston Community College was $1,905 per year.

The second-ranked school in North Carolina with a sonography program is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, which is located in Asheville. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. In 2010, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College graduated 10 students from its sonography program. Students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College paid $1,609 per year in tuition fees.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a sonography program. It is located in Hudson. In 2010, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute graduated 7 students from its sonography programs. Students at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute paid $1,872 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at North Carolina's sonography schools ranges from $1,980 per year to $1,524 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,842 per year. The North Carolina sonography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Pitt Community College - located in Winterville, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. South Piedmont Community College - located in Polkton, students are charged $1,946 per year
  3. Cape Fear Community College - located in Wilmington, students are charged $1,941 per year

The sonography schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in North Carolina were:

  1. Forsyth Technical Community College - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $1,524 per year
  2. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - located in Asheville, students are charged $1,609 per year
  3. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute - located in Hudson, students are charged $1,872 per year

A sonography certificate from a North Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of sonography graduates in North Carolina pursue careers as a sonographer. 1,630 sonographers were working in North Carolina in 2010. In North Carolina, the largest numbers of sonographers work in the following counties:

  1. Anson County - 270 sonographers
  2. Davie County - 190 sonographers
  3. Franklin County - 160 sonographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of sonographers in North Carolina will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,790 sonographers working in North Carolina.

Salary

A sonographer in North Carolina makes an average of $60,710 per year. In 2010, however, some North Carolina sonographers earned as little as less than $39,670 per year or as much as more than $87,940 per year. The counties in North Carolina with the highest average salary for a sonographer are:

  1. Cumberland County - $68,300 per year
  2. Bladen County - $66,570 per year
  3. Edgecombe County - $63,650 per year

The following counties in North Carolina have the lowest average salaries for sonographers:

  1. Alleghany County - $53,540 per year
  2. Beaufort County - $57,030 per year
  3. Alexander County - $57,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in sonography in North Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as radiology technology or sonography, 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 Sonography in North Carolina
  • Certificate in Sonography in North Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,682 miles from location Forsyth Technical Community College Winston Salem NC 11.5297 n/a 9,144
5,537 miles from location Cape Fear Community College Wilmington NC 12.0971 n/a 9,001
5,807 miles from location Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville NC 14.0717 n/a 7,542
5,518 miles from location Pitt Community College Winterville NC 9.95751 n/a 7,512
5,748 miles from location Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson NC 13.9257 n/a 4,895
5,569 miles from location Johnston Community College Smithfield NC 15.2704 n/a 4,446
5,669 miles from location South Piedmont Community College Polkton NC 12.0175 n/a 2,736
5,843 miles from location Southwestern Community College Sylva NC 8.88496 n/a 2,698
5,474 miles from location Carteret Community College Morehead City NC 9.34196 n/a 1,872
 

Curious what studying Sonography gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers + 1,630 $60,710 13.2%
 

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