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Are you thinking of attending ultrasound technician school in Wisconsin?  You’ll be presented with a quality education combined with a strong job outlook upon graduation, in a state where the average annual salary far exceeds that of the rest of the nation.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong growth in the field of diagnostic and medical imaging, with an expected growth rate in Wisconsin of 39% between 2010 and 2020.  This ranks Wisconsin 20th in the nation in terms of predicted employment increase.

Diagnostic medical sonographers work in tandem with physicians to prevent, detect, and diagnose disease, as well as monitor the growth and health of a fetus.  Pursuing your Associate’s or Certificate in medical imaging in Wisconsin is the quickest route to get you started in this growing field.  Request information from schools and get the opportunity to ask questions to determine if it’s a right fit for you.  If you don’t see a medical sonography program in your area, you may want to consider one of the many programs available in healthcare, some of which are listed below.

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You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

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Wisconsin Ultrasound Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in their Fall 2011 economic release, “The Education and Health Services sector was the only private sector not to fall during the recession, helped by growth in health care”. As the population ages, both nationally and regionally, the demand for health care workers will increase. Hospitals remain the largest employer of diagnostic medical sonographers, and typically have salaries higher than the state average. Wisconsin overall had a median annual salary ($79,280 in 2013) for ultrasound techs that far exceeds the national median of $66,410.

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm

Accredited Sonography Schools in Wisconsin

The following ultrasound technician schools in Wisconsin have all been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), current as of October, 2014:

Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center – Milwaukee, WI
Website: www.aurorahealthcare.org

Blackhawk Technical College – Janesville, WI
Website: www.blackhawk.edu

Chippewa Valley Technical College – Eau Claire, WI
Website: www.cvtc.edu

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Green Bay, WI
Website: www.nwtc.edu

University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics – Madison, WI
Website: www.uwhealth.org

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
Website: http://www.chs.uwm.edu

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St Francis Hospital – Milwaukee, WI
Website: http://www.mywheaton.org/sonography

Certification Requirements in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin does not require licensure or certification to be an ultrasound technician. However, many states are considering requiring professional licensure or certification, and many employers require it as well. The most common certification is by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The only way to earn their certification is by taking and passing their exam. There are many locations throughout Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, and do the research to make sure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.

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Salary Outlook by Metropolitan Area

 Metropolitan Area  2010 Median Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI $79,900
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI $73,500
Sheboygan, WI $73,200
Madison, WI $78,900
Appleton, WI $73,800
Green Bay, WI $69,200

The median salary in Wisconsin in 2010 was $75,200, which is much higher than the national average of $64,400.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey

Ultrasound Technician School in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin with approximately 600,000 residents. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers much to see and do for a student in their spare time. The city has above average per capita income, low cost of living, and stable healthcare employment, which makes it an attractive place to pursue an education in medical imaging. If you enjoy sports, you can catch the Brewers play at Miller Park, or you could meet up with friends at Barnacle Bud’s to enjoy the region’s only outdoor fresh oyster bar. Whatever your pleasure, Milwaukee combines a great employment outlook with a relaxed, fun environment in which to pursue your education.

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