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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Tennessee

Below you will find all of the ultrasound technician schools in Tennessee that offer degrees or certificates in Sonography.   According to a report generated by the University of Tennessee, the prediction is for a strong economic outlook for the remainder of 2016, with positive job growth predicted for the Health Services sector.  In fact, Tennessee is ranked 17th in the nation in terms of concentration of sonography jobs.

Tennessee

Graduating with an associate’s or a certificate in sonography will help you gain employment in a state that’s expected to sustain career growth of 42%. If you don’t see a sonography program in your area, you may want to consider exploring one of the related careers listed below.

Schools

Nearby Schools

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South College, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, can help you achieve your goals. We offer a small college environment, quality programs, and flexible day, evening, or Saturday classes.

Programs:

  • AS Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • CERT Nuclear Medicine
  • BS Health Science w/Con Radiography
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Locations: Knoxville

Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life. Brown Mackie College’s ONE COURSE A MONTH® schedule lets you focus on your course work one subject at a time. 

Programs:

  • Diploma in Medical Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Administration
Locations: Hopkinsville

Whether you're looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Delta Technical College(DTC) can help kick-start your educational goals.Through a diverse, innovative mix of mechanical trades, transportation, health and wellness, as well as allied health programs, DTC has earned a reputation for excellence in meeting local community needs, in regards to its workforce.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Dental Assisting
Locations: Horn Lake
With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.

Programs:

  • Healthcare Technology - Associate of Applied Science
  • Healthcare Assistant - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant - Associate of Applied Science
  • And more...
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration
  • Dental Assistant

sonographer with patient


Career Resources

Tennessee Healthcare Career Resources

Overall, the education level of residents of Tennessee is below that of the rest of the county, and this could be key to how well the economy in Tennessee rebounds. Pursuing a certificate or a degree in medical imaging should put you ahead of the curve in terms of employment opportunities.

By The Numbers

The median annual salary in 2014 was $60,600, which puts Tennessee below the national median of $67,500.

Job growth is expected to be strong, with an 42% increase expected for diagnostic medical sonographers over the next few years.

Certification

Certification Requirements in Tennessee

Tennessee state flag

The state of Tennessee does not require licensure or certification to be an ultrasound technician. However, many employers do 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 Tennessee 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. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in Tennessee, and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.

Additional Certification Information

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.

Caring for Patients Who Are Limited English Proficient

With a 55.5% growth rate, Tennessee is 5th in the nation for the rate in which the Hispanic population is increasing. This puts a unique demand on both the health care and the educational system, and creates new job opportunities for graduates who are bilingual or multi-lingual.

City Spotlight: Nashville

Ultrasound Technician Schools in Nashville

Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee downtown skyline

It’s a great time to pursue a career as a sonographer in Nashville, as strong growth is expected in the medical imaging field, as well as in other allied health careers.  Nashville is one of the fastest growing job markets in the country, and health care workers represent one in every eight jobs, creating over 13 billion in personal income each year.  The median annual salary for ultrasound technicians in Nashville in 2013 was $59,900.

Pursuing your diagnostic medical imaging degree in Nashville will put you in the middle of a growing field in a city with strong economic ties; and there are several sonography schools or allied health programs to choose from, in the city or nearby. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, however, is the only CAAHEP accredited sonography program in Nashville.

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Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • PN RN Associate Degree Bridge Program
Locations: Nashville

Accredited Sonography Schools in Tennessee

The following schools have programs that have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as of April, 2016:

Baptist Memorial College of Health Science
– Memphis, TN

Chattanooga State Community College
– Chattanooga, TN

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
– Memphis, TN

South College-Knoxville
– Knoxville, TN

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
– Nashville, TN

Volunteer State Community College
– Gallatin, TN

What Will You Earn As a Sonographer in Tennessee?

The following table compares the median salaries for the major metropolitan areas, as of May, 2014.

Chattanooga, TN-GA $67,400
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA $53,300
Knoxville, TN $58,300
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN $66,100

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey

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