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Ultrasound technicians manage the operation of medical imaging equipment and technology to conduct tests or generate images that aid physicians in diagnosing patient medical conditions. Their responsibilities typically include reviewing and analyzing diagnostic imaging results, maintaining and operating diagnostic imaging equipment, preparing patients for procedures by taking medical history and answering questions, and recording findings.

Michigan Ultrasound Technician Schools

Below is a list of Michigan schools that offer sonography programs aimed at prospective ultrasound technicians. A brief overview of the campus history as well as other facts about the school are also included.

  • Baker College: Boasting one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, Baker College is the largest independent college in the state and one of the ten largest private colleges in the country. Baker also offers Lifetime Employment Assistance free of charge.

  • Grand Valley State University: GVSU offers 124 different degree options with a 94 percent employment rate after graduation. The university also has a vibrant culture with over 480 student organizations, and was named one of America's 100 best college buys for the 20th year in a row.

  • Delta College: An economic staple in the Michigan region, Delta College focuses on academic excellence, exemplary programs, technological innovation, and community leadership. It has a student body of over 13,700 students and a staff of 220, 20 perfect of which hold doctorate degrees.

  • Ferris State University: Offering small class sizes and a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, Ferris State University has 180 different degree programs. Additionally, 70 percent of Ferris students end up participating in an internship, helping students prepare for success in their chosen careers.

  • Jackson College: With core values focusing on student success, expert faculty, academic support, and student services, Jackson College was founded in 1928 and has been an integral contributor to the Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale economies for years.

  • Lake Michigan College: Lake Michigan College, a 2-year community college, has the only nationally accredited associate degree nursing program in southwestern Michigan. It received an AA+ rating from Standard & Poor's, earning it the title of their highest rated community college in the state.

  • Lansing Community College: Established in 1957, Lansing Community College's priority is fulfilling growing demand for training in specialized and technical occupations. It provides a comprehensive educational experience and is recognized as a leader in forging educational partnerships with business, industry, and government.

  • Oakland Community College: Providing high quality, affordable education at five different campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC offers approximately 100 different degrees and certificates for various high-demand career fields.

What to Expect from Michigan Sonography Programs

Sonography programs can differ depending on both the degree level and specific specialty being pursued. Specializations in the field range from abdominal or breast sonography to cardiovascular or vascular sonography to OB/GYN. Curriculum will be guided by the desired specialty chosen, with programs likely including more focused classes tailored to that specific specialization.

While classes will vary according to school and specialty, most sonography programs include coursework in the following topics:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physics
  • Ultrasound instrumentation
  • Pathophysiology
  • Patient care

In-field clinical components, in which candidates study under experienced sonographers in an imaging laboratory, hospital, or physician's office while earning institutional credit, are also a common aspect in many programs. Additionally, some schools may offer students the chance to intern at a local health care facility.

Michigan Ultrasound Technician Licensing and Certification

While Michigan does not require ultrasound technicians to be licensed in order to legally operate equipment, certification is a critical facet for those considering a career in the field. In general, employers prefer to hire diagnostic imaging employees who are professionally certified, partially due to many insurance companies, as well as Medicare, only covering procedures conducted by certified technicians. Certification is offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and is recognized nationally.

In order to gain certification, candidates must pass an exam and have graduated from an accredited sonography program. Many employers additionally prefer hiring graduates of sonography schools that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

There are a number of certification specialties available for sonographers, such as cardiovascular sonography or vascular sonography, both of which are offered by CCI. Diagnostic medical sonography certifications in fields like breast, abdomen, or pediatric sonography are available from the ARDMS. Most sonographers have at least one certification in these specialties, but earning multiple certifications is also common.

Resources for Ultrasound Technicians in Michigan

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                More Michigan Ultrasound Technician Training Schools

                2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

                School Name
                Campus
                Highest Award
                Enrolled
                University Center
                Associate
                10,406
                Big Rapids
                Doctorate
                13,087
                Jackson
                Associate
                6,173
                Lansing
                Associate
                19,465
                Bloomfield Hills
                Associate
                24,532
                Adrian
                Masters
                2,161

                Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Sonographers

                The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Michigan. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

                Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
                Sonographers

                Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Sonographers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

                2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

                Metro Area
                Jobs
                Annual Median Salary
                Ann Arbor130$65,380
                Detroit-Warren-Dearborn1100$63,060
                Flint130$66,600
                Grand Rapids-Wyoming380$59,690
                Saginaw40$51,350
                Lansing-East Lansing80$61,200

                Sources:

                1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm accessed October 2, 2016

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