Ohio, otherwise known as the Buckeye State, links the Northeast to the Midwest, and is the 7th most populous state in the nation. Due in part to its location, Ohio has been a major asset for economic growth and expansion. In 2011, Money Magazine selected Solon, OH as the #3 best place to live in the nation. Four other cities in Ohio made the top 100 list (Highland Heights, Mason, Springboro and Twinsburg).
Pursuing your education at an ultrasound technician school in Ohio will give you access to accredited schools in an environment that fosters both learning and recreation. If you don’t see a sonography school listed in your area, you may want to consider one of the many related fields in healthcare.
Campus Ultrasound and Healthcare Schools in Ohio
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Online Healthcare Schools in Ohio
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.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
- MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
- AA: Medical Office Assistance
- And more...
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.
- Allied Health Science (AS)
- Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
- Doctor of Nurse Practice
- And more...
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.*
- BS in Heath and Wellness
- Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only)
- MS in Nursing
- And more...
- B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management
- B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication
- B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed
- And more...
Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.
- MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Additional Accredited Schools in Ohio
Central Ohio Technical College – Newark, OH
Cincinnati State Technical Community College – Cincinnati, OH
Collins Career Center – Chesapeake – Chesapeake, OH
Cuyahoga Community College – Parma, OH
Kettering College of Medical Arts – Kettering, OH
Lorain County Community College – Elyria, OH
Mercy Medical Center-Canton – Canton, OH
Owens Community College – Toledo, OH
Sanford Brown College-Middleburg Heights – Middleburg Heights, OH
University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College – Rio Grande, OH
Ohio Ultrasound Career Outlook
Ohio, like many other portions of the country, will have the most opportunity for job growth in the health care industry. As of 2011, there were 2,250 individuals employed as medical sonographers, earning an annual mean wage of $58,340. While employment numbers are down from 2009 to 2010, the field of medical imaging is viewed as strong in this densely populated state, with an expected increase in employment opportunities of 16% (careerinfonet.org).
Ohio Certification Requirements
Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio, and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.
Salary Outlook by Metropolitan Area
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
Ultrasound Technician School in Columbus, OH
The most densely populated city in Ohio, Columbus was voted the best place to raise a family by BusinessWeek in 2009. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Columbus the #1 up and coming tech city in the nation. If you choose to pursue your education in Columbus, you will find many fun and interesting ways to spend your free time. Whether you head to the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), pursue your thrills at Magic Mountain, or tour downtown on your Segaway, Columbus offers many attractions as well as positive employment opportunities. Request information from schools and learn about the opportunities available from ultrasound technician schools in Columbus.
Article by Wendy Fanello