Also referred to as sonographers, ultrasound technicians perform diagnostic tests on patients, employing technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of internal organs and other tissues. Doctors and other health care professionals use these images to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions, including cancer and heart disease.
Pursuing sonography training at one of the following Florida schools is the first step in starting a career as an ultrasound technician. The next is obtaining certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
The ultrasound technology programs at each of these schools are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited programs leave school prepared to take, and pass, ARDMS certification examinations. Students study in both classroom and clinical settings, using state-of-the-art equipment.
While curriculum will vary by program, common course topics include:
In addition, students in degree programs typically take general education courses, such as:
The state of Florida requires radiologic personnel to submit an application as a Certified Radiological Technologist, along with the required application fee.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and earn certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). There are education requirements, as well as ethic requirements. Applicants must report:
You do not need to report juvenile convictions or minor traffic citations. The application fees must be submitted to the Department of Health at the time of your application.
Schools for Sonographers in Florida are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Broward College||Fort Lauderdale||Associate||31,730|
|Florida Community College at Jacksonville||Jacksonville||Bachelor||24,939|
|Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences||Orlando||Masters||2,207|
|Gulf Coast Community College||Panama City||Associate||5,758|
|Hillsborough Community College||Tampa||Associate||22,621|
|Miami Dade College||Miami||Bachelor||54,094|
|Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale||Doctorate & First Professional||27,518|
|Palm Beach Community College||Lake Worth||Associate||22,881|
|Pensacola Junior College||Pensacola||Associate||10,728|
|Polk Community College||Winter Haven||Associate||7,757|
|Santa Fe College||Gainesville||Associate||14,824|
|Tallahassee Community College||Tallahassee||Associate||13,776|
|Valencia Community College||Orlando||Associate||32,870|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Sonographers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
|Fort Walton Beach||40||$55020||0.96|
|Port St. Lucie||90||$65830||1.49|
|West Palm Beach||1630||$62490||1.51|
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