Sonography in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Sonography Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.1% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from sonography certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 262 sonographers graduate from Pennsylvania's 11 sonography schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a sonography program is Great Lakes Institute of Technology. Great Lakes Institute of Technology, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Erie. 28 students graduated with a certificate in sonography from Great Lakes Institute of Technology in 2010.

Misericordia University, which is located in Dallas, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a sonography program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Misericordia University graduated 9 students from its sonography program. Misericordia University charged in-state students $24,990 in tuition fees per year.

Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences, which is located in Lancaster, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a sonography program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 8 students graduated with certificate in sonography from Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences in 2010. Tuition at Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences was $16,480 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's sonography schools ranges from $25,100 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,442 per year. The Pennsylvania sonography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Feasterville Trevose, students are charged $25,100 per year
  2. Misericordia University - located in Dallas, students are charged $24,990 per year
  3. Sanford-Brown Institute - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $23,644 per year

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

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Northampton County Area Community College - located in Bethlehem, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $3,835 per year

A sonography certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Most people who graduate from sonography school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a sonographer. 2,180 sonographers were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The largest populations of Pennsylvania sonographers are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 790 sonographers
  2. Allegheny County - 520 sonographers
  3. Warren County - 140 sonographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of sonographers in Pennsylvania will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,450 sonographers working in Pennsylvania.

Salary

A sonographer in Pennsylvania earns $59,700 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. sonographers in Pennsylvania had varying salaries from $37,180 to $87,940 per year in 2010. On average a sonographer earns the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bucks County - $66,200 per year
  2. Adams County - $64,870 per year
  3. Warren County - $62,450 per year

On average, sonographers earns the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Erie County - $50,390 per year
  2. Allegheny County - $51,420 per year
  3. Bedford County - $53,190 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in sonography and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as radiology technology or sonography.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Sonography in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sonography in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Sonography in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,535 miles from location Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg PA 13.2135 n/a 22,529
5,701 miles from location Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 12.0174 n/a 20,520
5,459 miles from location Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 16.3564 n/a 11,196
5,442 miles from location Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia PA 1.26322 n/a 3,326
5,500 miles from location Misericordia University Dallas PA 32.4955 36% 2,736
5,484 miles from location Lackawanna College Scranton PA 13.9199 n/a 1,494
5,434 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Feasterville Trevose PA 20.0113 n/a 1,396
5,502 miles from location Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences Lancaster PA 31.9099 87% 889
5,591 miles from location South Hills School of Business & Technology State College PA 27.1514 57% 707
5,699 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Pittsburgh PA 18.4611 n/a 576
5,717 miles from location Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie PA 35.3055 90% 499
 

Curious what studying Sonography gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers + 2,180 $59,700 -8.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are sonography related jobs in Pennsylvania