An ultrasound technician, also called a sonographer or diagnostic medical sonographer, uses ultrasound technology to generate internal images of patients' bodies that help physicians diagnose medical conditions. Ultrasound technicians can specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography (images of the female reproductive system), neurosonography (images of the brain and nervous system), abdominal sonography (images of the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen and pancreas) or breast sonography. While most ultrasound technicians work in hospitals, they can also be found in physicians' offices, outpatient care centers and medical and diagnostic laboratories.
Ultrasound Technician Schools in Ohio
You can become an ultrasound technician by earning an associate or bachelor's degree from a college or university or by training in hospitals, vocational institutions or the Armed Forces. Sonography programs may include courses in abdominal ultrasound technologies, diagnostic medical sonography, medical law and ethics, patient care and anatomy. Most employers prefer ultrasound technicians who are registered, but no states require licensure. After completing your formal education or training in sonography, you'll need to pass an exam that usually covers physics and instrumentation in a specialty to become a registered ultrasound technician. Ohio sonography schools can help you gain the education and training you need to become a registered sonographer.
Ultrasound Technician Salaries in Ohio
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that employment of ultrasound technicians should increase by 18 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. There are 2,460 sonographers in the state of Ohio. If you're interested in joining them, check out the following sonography schools in Ohio below. BLS states that in May 2009, Ohio ultrasound technicians made an annual median salary of $56,930. The tenth percentile earned an annual median salary of $43,670, while the 90th percentile earned $71,620. Ultrasound technicians in Ohio tend to be concentrated in the Cleveland metropolitan area, Columbus and Dayton, where job opportunities are most common.
Browse the following list of Ohio ultrasound technician schools to start your career today.
Schools for Sonographers in Ohio are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Ohio.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Central Ohio Technical College||Newark||Associate||3,100|
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Cincinnati||Associate||8,507|
|Cuyahoga Community College||Cleveland||Associate||24,563|
|Kettering College of Medical Arts||Kettering||Masters||808|
|Lorain County Community College||Elyria||Associate||10,769|
|Owens Community College||Perrysburg||Associate||19,853|
|University of Rio Grande||Rio Grande||Masters||2,243|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Ohio. 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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