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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Maine

Comprehensive directory of ultrasound technician schools, including those accredited by the CAAHEP, as well as career and certification information.

Are you considering attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in Maine?  We’ll connect you with the accredited Sonography schools, 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.

Maine

Job Growth is expected to be 35% for sonographers 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.

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Career Resources

Maine Healthcare Career Resources

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.

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.

By The Numbers


In 2013, the average annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Maine was $72,240, which is higher than the national average of $66,410.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for ultrasound techs in the state will grow by 35% in the decade spanning 2012 through 2022.

Certification

Certification Requirements in Maine

Maine state flagAs of June, 2015, 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.

Additional Certification Information

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What does an ultrasound technician do?

There’s much more than just imaging internal organs. Learn more at: ultrasounddchoolsinfo.com/ultrasound-technician. Get a complete job description, as well as first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be a sonographer.

How do I get started?

We’ll walk you through all of the steps, starting when you’re still in high school or before you’ve started any formal post-education program, all the way through finding a job and advancing in your career. Get Started Now.

How long do I have to go to school?

Most degree programs are completed within two years.

How do I know if it’s right for me?

In order to be successful in the field, you’ll need more than just technical knowledge. Here’s how you’ll know if you’ve got what it takes.

What other jobs can I get in healthcare?

There are many careers available within the healthcare industry, and we’ll introduce you to many of them here.

Accredited Sonography Schools in Maine

The following schools have sonography programs that have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as of November 2015:

Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, ME

City Spotlight: Portland

Ultrasound Technician Schools in Portland

Portland, ME
The economy in Portland, and across the state, has struggled in recent years, primarily due to a shrinking and aging work force. Most job sectors are expecting negative job growth over the next decade. One of the few exceptions is the healthcare industry, which is expected to add over 3,000 jobs by 2022.

Become part of the growing healthcare industry by attending a sonography or allied health program in Portland. The median salary for sonographers as of May, 2014 was $78,000 per year, which is significantly above the national median.

Unfortunately, we were unable to locate the requested program in your area. You can find more options by visiting our Allied Healthcare School Directory.

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  • Medical Assisting
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...

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