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How will your ultrasound technician education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your ultrasound technician education with ultrasound technician education around the nation. The US has 259 brick and mortar ultrasound technician schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have ultrasound technician 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, certificates in ultrasound technology were earned by 5,366 students in the US. Of these students, 3,165 received certifications in ultrasound technology and 2,201 received an undergraduate degree in ultrasound technology.

Academics

Students can pursue education in ultrasound technology at the following levels:

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

The skills and/or knowledge that ultrasound technician students can expect to gain during the course of their ultrasound technician education are:

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Computer Skills
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Dexterity

Cost

On average in 2010, ultrasound technician schools in the US charged $17,008 in tuition per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following ultrasound technician schools:

  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 lowest tuition was charged by the following ultrasound technician schools:

  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 ultrasound technician job compare?

Ultrasound technician is the profession of choice for a large number of ultrasound technician graduates. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 53,010 ultrasound technicians were working in the US. The states with the largest populations of ultrasound technicians are:

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

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for ultrasound technicians over the next few years:

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

Salary

Ultrasound technicians in the US can make an average of $60,888 per year. However, factors such as location, experience, or your boss can cause the salary for a ultrasound technician to vary greatly. Approximately 10 percent of ultrasound technicians earn less than $21,070 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $156,890 per year. On average, a ultrasound technician 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 ultrasound technicians are:

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

 
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