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

Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science: Health and Wellness
  • Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting
  • MS in Nursing
  • And more...
Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges. We offer a number of certificate programs in a variety of fields, including medical, allied health, massage therapy, nursing, and electrical training.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
Locations: KitterySouth Portland
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

 Located on a beautiful campus in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America (CUA) is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Founded in 1887 as a center for graduate study, CUA has evolved into a modern American university, committed not only to graduate but also to undergraduate and professional education. The University is dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, seeking to discover, preserve and impart truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

 

Catholic University has more than 40 research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary collaborative arrangements currently in place and is home to approximately 7,000 students from 50 states and 85 countries. The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and 97 percent of the full-time faculty has doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields. At CUA, you will find a supportive and friendly learning environment where students experience personal attention from dedicated faculty members and caring advisers who are committed to nurturing your potential for professional and personal success.

Programs:

    Locations: Washington

    Online Healthcare Schools in Maine

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

    Programs:

    • BS in Heath and Wellness
    • Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only)
    • MS in Nursing
    • And more...

    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
    • And more...

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

    Programs:

    • Health Science, BS (Online)
    • Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
    • Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only)
    • And more...
    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the same curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same degree, 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 Nursing Practice
    • And more...
    Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.

    Programs:

    • B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management
    • B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication
    • B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed
    • And more...

    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