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If you’re considering attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in New York, now is a great time to get started.  You will not only have several schools to choose from, but you will also have a positive employment outlook upon graduation.  Job growth between 2012 and 2022 is expected to be at 40%, and New York’s Department of Labor classifies employment for this workgroup as “very favorable”, the highest rating it bestows.

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Sonography schools in New York offer programs to get you started on your new career. If you don’t see a sonography program listed in your area, you may want to consider exploring one of the many other careers in healthcare. Begin by requesting information from a school listed below, be prepared with a list of questions you’d like answered, and you’ll be contacted by a representative.

Programs

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Programs:

  • AAS in Health Science
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • AAS in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography
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Locations: Ramsey

Over 500 Long Island companies have hired our graduates in the past year.

Hunter Business School was founded in 1972 for the purpose of providing quality career training through intensive and innovative programs.  Hunter Business School’s mission is to provide students with the opportunity to receive a high quality education for the career best suited to their ability, interest and ambition.  We are an educational environment characterized by high expectations and staffed by professionals who are knowledgeable, compassionate, creative, supportive and effective.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing Specialist
Locations: MedfordLevittown

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in Technical Career Education in southern New England, New England Tech is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. 

Programs:

  • Associate in Science in Clinical Medical Assistant Technology
  • Associate in Science Degree in Nursing
Locations: Warwick

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


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Advance your career with an education from Mildred Elley. We offer a variety of degree and certificate programs for careers in the business, health, legal, computer, beauty, and travel industries.

Programs:

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Career Resources

New York Healthcare Career Resources

A sonography degree prepares you for a variety of job functions from introducing future parents to a first look at their baby to identifying abnormalities, such as tumors, growing inside a patient’s organs.

By The Numbers

Employment in medical imaging in New York is expected to increase 40% between 2012 and 2022. There are currently over 4,100 employed technicians (2014), with roughly 220 job openings per year.

The median salary was $67,500 in 2014.

 

Certification

Certification Requirements in New York

New York State FlagNew York does not require certification to be an ultrasound technician. However, most employers 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 New York 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, which is not easy to get when you are not ARDMS certified. A bit of a catch-22, but a reality in today’s working environment. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in New York, 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 New York

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:

“I find the most important thing to remind our students is that they are the authority. You are not pretending to be the expert. You are the expert and people are looking to you for answers. It is your responsibility to know your craft.” -Ken Galbraith, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

Hudson Valley Community College
– Troy, NY

Hunter Business School
– Levittown, NY

Long Island University
– Brooklyn, NY

New York Methodist Hospital
– Brooklyn, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology
– Rochester, NY

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
– Brooklyn, NY

Western Suffolk BOCES
– Northport, NY

City Spotlight: New York City

Ultrasound Technician Schools in NYC

New York CityNew York City has the highest level of employment for sonographers than any other metropolitan area in the country (Bureau of Labor Statistics).  Attending sonography school in New York City is a wise choice as you have several accredited institutions to choose from, plus a positive employment outlook.

According to New York’s Department of Labor, the employment outlook for diagnostic medical sonographers is “very favorable”, with approximately 30 annual openings on average. The median salary for these employees is $66,100, which is slightly higher than the state average.

There is also much to do in your spare time. You can dine on world-class cuisine, browse at the couture shops in Manhattan, or listen to the musicians in the NYC Subway system, who go through a competitive audition process in order to perform. There are almost an endless number of things to do in New York City, all while starting on your path to a rewarding career.

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

Salary Outlook

Below you will find the median annual salaries earned by sonographers in the major metropolitan areas of New York, as of May, 2013:

Metropolitan Area 2013 Median Salary
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY $64,200
Binghamton, NY $62,300
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY $64,400
Elmira, NY $65,100
Nassau-Suffolk, NY $65,300
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY $73,200
Rochester, NY $65,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ $66,600

Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&menuMode=&stfips=36&x=51&y=15

All statistics from the following sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
Career One Stop: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=Overall&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&menuMode=&stfips=36&x=16&y=15

Article by Wendy Fanello. Read more of her work on UltrasoundSchoolsInfo.com & follow her on Google+.