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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Colorado

Are in you interested in attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in Colorado?  Most start out by earning an associate’s degree or a certificate in diagnostic medical imaging.  This will give you the competitive edge when it comes to finding employment in a state whose average annual salary and expected job growth for diagnostic medical sonographers (also called ultrasound technicians or sonographers) far exceeds the national average.

If there isn’t a sonography program being offered in your area, consider one of the many related fields within healthcare. Nation-wide, job growth is expected across the industry. Begin by requesting information from a school, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to be sure they are able to help you meet your long-term career goals.

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Colorado Ultrasound Career Outlook

The healthcare industry is expected to be a driving force in job growth, both nationally and in Colorado.  In 2010, there were over 900 ultrasound technicians in Colorado, and employment is forecast to grow at a rate of 31% through 2020, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes as “much stronger than average”. The average annual salary for ultrasound technicians in Colorado in 2012 was $75,800, which is significantly higher than the national average of $65,900.

Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Colorado

When considering which sonography program to attend, there are many factors to consider, and one of the most important is accreditation. The following ultrasound technician schools in Colorado have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):

University of Colorado Hospital – Denver, CO
Website: www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/radiology

Certification Requirements in Colorado

Colorado does not require licensure or certification to be an ultrasound technician. However, many employers do require professional certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The only way to earn certification is by taking and passing their exam. There are many locations throughout Colorado to take the exam, and you can find them on the ARDMS website at ardms.org, or by calling the testing company Pearson Vue at 1-877-258-9220.

The easiest way to qualify to sit for the exam is to graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Otherwise, you’ll need 12 months of full time clinical experience. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in Colorado, and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.

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Salary Outlook by Metropolitan Area in Colorado (2012 data)

Boulder, CO $72,700
Colorado Springs, CO $76,300
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO $78,500
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO $73,800

The median salary in Colorado in 2012 was $75,800, which is much higher than the national average of $65,900.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey

Ultrasound Technician School in Denver

Denver is a beautiful and exciting town in which to pursue your education. If you love the outdoors, Denver offers an endless possibility of activities to pursue, but it’s also known for its downtown area, dubbed the 4th most walkable downtown in the country. Graduating students will also find a favorable job outlook. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has stated that industries with an emphasis in education and health care are expected to have the best performance in terms of job growth. It is also expected that the population in the area will grow at a faster rate than average, which should boost home construction and sales, resulting in a stronger job market. Combine both a quality education with a positive job outlook, all in the beautiful setting of Denver, CO.

Salaries Across Careers and Metropolitan Area, 2010 Data

Metropolitan Area Ultrasound Tech Cardiovascular Tech Radiology Tech Nuclear Medicine Tech
Boulder, CO $81,900 $58,100 $59,200 unavailable
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO $75,800 $51,400 $59,900 $80,400
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO $73,200 $37,000 $53,900 unavailable
West Colorado $73,400 unavailable $54,200 unavailable

All data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey and Career One Stop; website:  http://www.careerinfonet.org/Occ_Intro.asp?id=1&nodeid=1

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