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How will your sonography education stack up?

If you want to study sonography at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 259 traditional sonography schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have sonography programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC
  2. Rochester Institute of Technology - located in Rochester, New York
  3. Grand Valley State University - located in Allendale, Michigan

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 5,366 students graduated with certificates in sonography. Of these students, 3,165 received certifications in sonography and 2,201 received an undergraduate degree in sonography.


Students can pursue education in sonography at the following levels:

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

Sonography students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying sonography:

  • Communication
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Sonographic Physics


In 2010, sonography schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $17,008 per year. The sonography schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Seattle University - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $29,340
  3. Rochester Institute of Technology - located in Rochester, New York, students paid $29,283

The sonography schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Fort Hays State University - located in Hays, Kansas, students paid $3,762
  2. Arkansas State University-Main Campus - located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, students paid $6,370
  3. University of Iowa - located in Iowa City, Iowa, students paid $6,824

How will your sonography job compare?

The highest percentage of sonography graduates pursue careers as sonographers. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 53,010 sonographers. The largest populations of sonographers are in the following states:

  1. California - 5,280 Sonographers
  2. Florida - 4,880 Sonographers
  3. New York - 3,760 Sonographers

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for sonographers to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Utah - 32%
  2. Georgia - 30%
  3. Texas - 26%


In the US, a sonographer earns on average $60,888 per year. However, factors such as location, seniority, or your employer can cause the salary for a sonographer to vary greatly. Approximately 10 percent of sonographers earn less than $21,070 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $156,890 per year. On average, a sonographer earns the most in the following states:

  1. Massachusetts - $80,000 per year
  2. Oregon - $79,740 per year
  3. Colorado - $77,880 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for sonographers are:

  1. Alabama - $50,870 per year
  2. South Dakota - $51,330 per year
  3. Mississippi - $53,000 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 53,010 $64,900 21.6%