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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Maine | ME

Are you considering attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in Maine?  We’ll tell you about some of your options, plus give you information on the state of the industry, salary expectations, and more.  Spend some time exploring the rapidly growing field of diagnostic medical sonography.  Growth is expected to be almost 50% in the state of Maine, which is significantly higher than average, and it’s one of the highest paid careers available with just an associate’s degree.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked Maine #5 in the nation in terms of expected job growth for sonographers.

Maine Ultrasound Career Outlook

Diagnostic medical sonographers, also called ultrasound technicians, play an important role in healthcare today. Using special equipment, ultrasound techs use sound waves to image the inside of the body, and those images are used by physicians to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. In 2012, the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Maine was $69,700, which is slightly higher than the national average of $65,900. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for ultrasound techs in the state will grow by 50% in the decade spanning 2010 through 2020.

Begin your career by requesting information from an ultrasound technician school in Maine, or one of the many other programs listed below.  You’ll have the opportunity to speak to a representative and have your questions answered.

Campus Ultrasound and Healthcare Schools in Maine

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Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
Locations: South PortlandKittery

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Seacoast Career College offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Health Claims Specialist
Locations: Sanford

Pursue your education with Northeastern University. We offer a direct entry nursing program at our campus in Boston, Massachusetts.

Programs:

  • Direct Entry Nursing Program
Locations: Boston

Online Healthcare Schools in Maine

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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
  • MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance
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Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Allied Health Science (AS)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nurse Practice
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Trident University International provides an exceptional online educational experience for its students – diverse adult learners including current and former members of the military family. Adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence, faculty and staff foster a learning community where students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to enhance their lives and advance their careers.

Programs:

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  • Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)
  • Health Sciences (BSHS)
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  • M.S. in Nursing
  • Master of Health Administration/Education
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Additional Accredited Schools in Maine

Kennebec Valley Community College – Fairfield, ME
Website: www.kvcc.me.edu

Certification Requirements in Maine

As of June, 2012, there are no licensure or certification requirements for diagnostic medical sonographers in Maine.  However, many states are discussing making the move toward required licensure, and many employers require it as well, so it’s a wise thing to consider while you’re pursuing your education. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is the primary organization offering certification to sonographers. The only way to earn their certification is by taking and passing their exam. There are currently two testing centers in Maine to take the exam. Find the locations and contact information on the ARDMS website at ardms.org, or by calling the testing company Pearson Vue at 1-877-258-9220.

In order to take the ARDMS test, you must meet one of their prerequisites. Graduating from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is probably the easiest, but there are others as well, which are detailed on the ARDMS website. You may even want to talk to prospective employers about the certification and educational requirements they have. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in Maine and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.

The following table compares average annual salaries among several related careers, by major metropolitan area, and then compares them to the national average.

Salaries Across Careers and Metropolitan Area in Maine, 2012 Data

The following table compares average annual salaries earned in 2012 for sonographers, as well as similar careers.

Metropolitan Area Ultrasound Tech Cardiovascular Tech Radiology Tech Surgical Tech
State average $69,700 $56,400 $54,600 $40,000
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME $71,000 $57,600 $57,900 $40,800
Southwest Maine (2010 data) $67,800 $64,300 $53,200 $38,500
National Average $65,900 $52,100 $54,600 $41,800

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey and Career One Stop, url: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=Overall&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&stfips=23&x=38&y=11

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