Sonography technicians are an integral part of a variety of medical diagnostic and treatment procedures. These individuals operate sonographic scanners that create visual representations of a patient's internal organs. Though sonography is most often associated with obstetrics, it is used for many other diagnostic procedures, including gynecological exams, echocardiograms, and neurosonography.
Missouri is home to a number of schools, universities, and hospital programs offering sonography technician education. Here are five institutions with programs in the field:
Missouri's sonography technician programs range from certificate programs up to master's-level coursework. They generally include both academic studies in theoretical education as well as clinical fieldwork for practical application.
Though each institution's program varies, prospective sonography techs should prepare to specialize in one of the following fields:
Prospective students hoping to gain admission to such sonography technician programs should have a strong background in math and science. Prior experience in the medical field will also help differentiate you from other applicants.
Working as a sonography technician does not require licensure in any state. However, graduates of sonography tech programs at all levels are advised to work toward official certification to make themselves more marketable. National certification not only acts as proof that a technician has graduated from an accredited sonography program, but also that their knowledge of the field is current.
National certifications can be earned by passing exams proctored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Schools for Sonographers in Missouri are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Missouri.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park||Saint Louis||Associate||7,230|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Missouri. 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.
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