Ultrasound technicians, also referred to as sonographers or diagnostic medical sonographers, use sound wave imaging technologies to capture images of patients' bodies for the assessment and diagnosis of medical conditions or illnesses. 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 in medical and diagnostic laboratories.
Ultrasound Technician Schools in Wisconsin
Employers typically look for ultrasound technicians with formal education in sonography from an accredited school, professional training or a combination of both. Coursework to become an ultrasound technician typically includes human anatomy, ultrasound principles, physics, medical ethics, general sonography and instrumentation. Although no states require licensure for ultrasound technicians, it is important to note that most employers prefer sonographers who are registered. To become registered, you will need to pass an exam in one of the sonography specialty areas. Wisconsin sonography schools can give you the education and training you need to become a registered diagnostic medical sonographer.
Ultrasound Technician Salaries in Wisconsin
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects job opportunities for sonographers to increase 18 percent between 2008 and 2018. There are more than 1,000 sonographers in the state of Wisconsin. Earn your degree from one of the following Wisconsin ultrasound technician schools to join them. The BLS reports that in May 2009, Wisconsin ultrasound technicians earned an annual median salary of $73,140. Ultrasound technicians in Wisconsin tend to be concentrated in the Milwaukee area and in Madison, where job opportunities are most common.
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Schools for Sonographers in Wisconsin are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Blackhawk Technical College||Janesville||Associate||2,283|
|Chippewa Valley Technical College||Eau Claire||Associate||5,998|
|Northcentral Technical College||Wausau||Associate||3,729|
|Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||Green Bay||Associate||8,105|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Wisconsin. 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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