Ultrasound Technician Schools in Oregon | OR
*Salary data from 2011 bls
Interested in attending ultrasound technician school in Oregon? We’ll tell you about how the field is growing in Oregon, what salary you can expect to earn as a diagnostic imaging technician, and what the certification requirements are in the state.
Due to the cost of setting up a facility for ultrasound training, some communities cannot offer a program specific to diagnostic medical sonography. In these situations, students may wish to learn about related programs, such as the ones listed below. Job growth is expected across the healthcare industry, so find a career that interests you and fits your long-term goals. Explore the list of schools, request information from them, and get your questions answered regarding the programs and degrees offered.
Campus Ultrasound and Healthcare Schools in Oregon
- Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray
- Diploma in Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray
Explore a new career with Concorde Career College. We offer short-term programs in the fields of allied health, massage therapy, and nursing, including medical assisting, medical office administration, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, pharmacy technician, physical therapy assisting, occupational therapy assisting, practical nursing, vocational nursing, nursing bridge, dental assisting, and dental hygiene. Our focus is on hands-on skill-building, so you get real-life training and experience. We have 16 campuses located in and around major metro areas throughout California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.
- Surgical Technology
Central Oregon Community College
- Dental Assistant
- Dietary Manager
- Medical Assistant
- Licensed Massage Therapy
- Pharmacy Technician
- Certified Veterinary Technician
Online Healthcare Schools in Oregon
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.*
- AS in Health Science - Preventive Medicine (Military Only)
- AS in Health Science - Behavioral Health Technician (Military Only)
- AS in Health Science - Ophthalmic Technician (Military Only)
- 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...
- Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
- MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
- AA: Medical Office Assistance
- And more...
Waldorf College offers quality, regionally accredited online degrees. As a friendly Liberal Arts College, we have been providing academic excellence for more than a century. Come see what it’s like to learn with a school that truly is ALL ABOUT YOU!
- A.A. Liberal Arts-Health Care Leadership
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.
- Health Science, BS (Online)
- Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
- Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only)
- And more...
Oregon Ultrasound Career Outlook
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has an estimated employment growth of 24% by 2018 for diagnostic medical sonographers, which ranks Oregon 6th in the nation. It is the 2nd highest paying state for ultrasonographers, with an annual mean salary of $80,190 (May, 2011 data). The region in Oregon that includes Multnomah and Washington Counties accounts for one-third of the state’s population, and has the state’s highest average annual salary at $86,463. Most diagnostic medical sonographers in Oregon are employed by general medical and surgical hospitals.
According to Oregon’s Workforce website (qualityinfo.org), “Workers must have an associate degree to gain the necessary skills for this occupation. However, those with a bachelor’s degree have a competitive advantage in this labor market.” With such a high employment outlook and the opportunity to earn some of the highest wages in the country, it makes sense to pursue your degree in Oregon.
Certification Requirements in Oregon
Oregon’s Board of Medical Imaging has declared that “persons practicing in Oregon in diagnostic medical imaging modalities must have a current two-year license or permit from the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI)”. As of April 20, 2012, there are rules in place to grant temporary licensure to diagnostic medical imaging professionals under various circumstances. To fully understand the change in the law, and to apply for the Oregon state license, please visit oregon.gov/OBMI.
Most employers also 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 Oregon 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. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in Oregon, and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.
Salaries Across Careers and Metropolitan Area, 2010 Data
|Metropolitan Area||Ultrasound Tech||Cardiovascular Tech||Radiology Tech||Nuclear Medicine Tech|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
Things to do in Oregon
Oregon is a beautiful state, with many activities to pursue, regardless of the city in which you choose to attend ultrasound technician school. If you love the outdoors, Oregon offers fine beaches, world class skiing and mountain climbing, and everything in between. Portland, Oregon’s most populous city, offers big-city amenities with a college town feel. It’s been on the top ten of everything from “Least expensive cities” to “Best places to live”, and combines breath-taking scenery and a laid back feel with a fun and friendly social scene. Pursuing your education in Oregon combines the best of many worlds. Request information from schools today to get started!
Article by Wendy Fanello