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If you’re considering attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in Ohio, now is a great time to get started.  Upon graduation, you’ll find a positive job outlook, with strong growth predicted across the healthcare sector.  Diagnostic medical sonographers use special equipment to image the inside of the body.  Physicians then use those images to detect, diagnose and treat disease.  As a sonographer, you get to be part of the process of providing much-needed care for patients.  Medial imaging is a popular career choice due to the rewarding nature of the work, combined with a relatively short educational and training period.

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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.  If you’re prepared with a list of questions ahead of time, you’ll get the opportunity to speak to a school representative to address them, one by one.

Programs

5 Programs Found

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  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
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Career Resources

Ohio Healthcare Career Resources

Ohio, like many other portions of the country, will have the most opportunity for job growth in the health care industry. The field of medical imaging is viewed as strong in this densely populated state, with an expected increase in employment opportunities of 39% between 2012 and 2022  (careerinfonet.org).

By The Numbers


As of 2012, there were over 2,300 individuals employed as medical sonographers, earning a median wage of $60,100.

Employment is expected to increase by 39% by 2022.

Certification

Certification Requirements in Ohio

Ohio State FlagOhio 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.

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 Ohio

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


Bowling Green State University Firelands College – Huron, OH
Website: www.firelands.bgsu.eduCentral

Central Ohio Technical College – Newark, OH
Website: www.cotc.edu

Cincinnati State Technical Community College – Cincinnati, OH
Website: www.cincinnatistate.edu

Collins Career Center – Chesapeake – Chesapeake, OH
Website: www.collins-cc.k12.oh.us

Cuyahoga Community College – Parma, OH
Website: www.tri-c.edu

Kettering College of Medical Arts – Kettering, OH
Website: www.kcma.edu

Lorain County Community College – Elyria, OH
Website: www.lorainccc.edu


Marion Technical College – Marion, OH
Website: www.mtc.edu

Mercy Medical Center-Canton – Canton, OH
Website: www.cantonmercy.com

Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
Website: www.osu.edu

Owens Community College – Toledo, OH
Website: www.owens.edu

University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College
Website: www.rio.edu

City Spotlight: Columbus

Ultrasound Technician Schools in Columbus

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. Healthcare in the Columbus Region is nationally recognized, and job growth across the industry is expected to be strong.

If you choose to pursue your sonography or allied health 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.

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  • Students who qualify may earn credits from relevant work, military service training, or life experience through Credit by Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Offers 5 term start dates throughout the year
  • Class sizes are small, with an average 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council or Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

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  • Medical Assisting - Associate
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Locations: Columbus

Salary by Metropolitan Area

The following table compares the median annual salaries for sonographers for the major metropolitan areas of Ohio, as of May, 2013:

Metro Area 2013 Median Salary
Akron, OH $60,100
Canton-Massillon, OH $60,200
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor $60,800
Columbus, OH $59,800
Dayton, OH $65,200
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH $60,600
Lima, OH $55,000

Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, May, 2013: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&menuMode=&stfips=39&x=36&y=15

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