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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Indiana

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Learn about Indiana’s Sonography programs in 2021

The state of Indiana is expecting strong job growth for trained, certified sonographers. O*Net predicts that job availability for ultrasound technicians will increase by 19% by 2028. Sonography is seeing its momentum in part becauase of the potential for a strong salary, positive job outlook, and relatively short education and training period. Learn more below, as well as connect with accredited ultrasound technician schools where you can receive the education you need to become a sonographer.

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CAAHEP Accredited Diagnostic Sonography Programs

The primary accrediting body for sonography programs is the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). A school becomes accredited by CAAHEP once it has met their DMS Accreditation Standards and Guidelines as well as passed a series of program reviews, including a self-study review and a site visit. This ensures that the school can provide a high quality education to their students as they prepare to enter the healthcare workforce.

The successful completion of a recognized Indiana DMS program is the most comprehensive and direct way students can earn eligibility to sit for the ARDMS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) exam, as well as a specialty exam. Passing both of their exams will allow you to receive professional certification in diagnostic medical sonography.

If you’re currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a CAAHEP accredited program, you’re also eligible to apply for the UltrasoundSchoolsInfo semi-annual $1,000 scholarship. Click here to learn more.

Accredited Sonography Schools in Indiana

The following ultrasound technician schools in Indiana have all been accredited by the CAAHEP and offer certificates or degrees in diagnostic medical sonography as of August 2021:

6 Accredited Schools Campus Location
Ascension St. Vincent College of Health Professions Indianapolis, IN
Caris College Jeffersonville, IN
Franciscan Health Crown Point Crown Point, IN
Indiana University Northwest Gary, IN
Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, IN
University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN

A Closer Look at Indiana’s Six CAAHEP Accredited DMS Programs

Ascension St. Vincent College of Health Professions

📍Campus Location
Ascension St. Vincent College of Health Professions
2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Caris College

📍Campus Location
Caris College
2780 Jefferson Centre Way, Suite 102
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

  • Program offered: Associate Degree in General Sonography or Cardiac Sonography.
  • Retention rate: 88%
  • Placement rate: 100%
  • Credentialing: Abdomen: 91%, OBGYN: 91%, Physics: 100%
  • Admittance: Up to 12 students accepted each year
  • Additional program details: https://cariscollege.edu/programs/diagnostic-medical-sonography

Franciscan Health Crown Point

📍Campus Location
Franciscan Alliance Sonography
1201 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Indiana University Northwest

📍Campus Location
Indiana University Northwest
Dunes Medical / Professional Building, Room 3150
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408

Ivy Tech Community College

📍Campus Location
Ivy Tech Community College
8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

University of Southern Indiana

📍Campus Location
USI Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard, HP 3070
Evansville, IN 47712

 

 

Sonographer Samantha Callis

Sam Callis, MHA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, DMS instructor and Clinical Coordinator at University of Southern Indiana.

In the interview she conducted with us she passed on her thanks to her employer and alma mater, the University of Southern Indiana: “I also want to recognize and thank the exceptional faculty at the University of Southern Indiana for years of education, guidance, and inspiration, particularly the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Health Administration Programs.”

Certification Requirements in Indiana

The state of Indiana does not require ultrasound technicians to obtain licensure or certification. However, many employers do require professional certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The only way to earn their certification is by taking and passing their exam.  In order to qualify, you must meet their prerequisites. Once you have, you can take the exam at one of the locations in Indiana:

  • 2629 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46214
  • 9102 N Meridian St # 170, Indianapolis, IN 46260
  • 3500 Depauw Blvd # 2080, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Besides graduating from a CAAHEP accredited school, the second easiest way to qualify for the exam is 12 months of full-time clinical experience. Request information from several ultrasound technician schools in Indiana to ensure that they meet the certification requirements you’re looking for.

Additional Certification Information

Certification overview
About the ARDMS
ARDMS testing prerequisites

Ultrasound Programs in Nearby States

How Much do Ultrasound Techs in Indiana Make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual salary for sonographers in Indiana is $72,370, or $34.79 per hour (May 2020). Diagnostic medical sonography is one of the highest paying careers available with just an associate’s degree, and it’s growing at a rapid pace. Conditions in your area may vary.

Where you work, amount of education, whether or not you received certification from the ARDMS, and more play a role in how much you can earn. For example, outpatient care centers tend to pay the most, though hospitals have the highest employment numbers.

In addition, diagnostic medical sonography is one of the highest paying careers available with just an Associate’s Degree, and it’s growing at a rapid pace. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree will open you up to higher paying positions as well.

Not all areas of the state pay the same. Below you will the average salary for a few metropolitan areas of Indiana as of May 2020:*

 Metropolitan Area Mean Salary
Central Indiana $79,530
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson $77,090
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI $63,590
Fort Wayne, IN $67,410
Evansville, IN-KY $66,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Ultrasound Technician Schools in Indianapolis

Indiana City Spotlight: Indianapolis

If you’re considering attending a sonography program in Indianapolis, you’ll have the opportunity to combine a quality education with a good job market. Healthcare and social services is the top industry in terms of employment in Indianapolis. In 2020 the area employed 490 sonographers, and jobs in the field are predicted grow by 19% across the state by 2028 (O*Net).

As healthcare jobs are expected to grow with great momentum, now is a great time to choose a sonography or one of the many other allied healthcare programs.

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Frequently asked questions

What does an ultrasound technician in Indiana do?

Sonographers do much more than just image internal organs. They also work closely with other members of the healthcare team and patients, and evaluate the images they capture. Learn more on our ultrasound technician career overview page. 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 as a medical sonographer in Indiana?

We’ll walk you through all of the steps, starting when you’re still in high school or before you’ve started a 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, which will allow you to earn an Associate’s Degree, though program lengths can vary depending on specific program requirements. You can also go to school longer and receive a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, which will allow you to advance your career and increase your salary.

How do I know if sonography is right for me?

In order to be successful in the field, you’ll need more than just technical knowledge. Click here to find out about the qualities that make a great sonographer.

What other jobs can I get in healthcare?

There are many careers available within the healthcare industry other than diagnostic sonography, and we’ll introduce you to many of them here.

Future earnings, employment data and other statistical information unless otherwise noted, are provided by:

* In some cases, salary and employment figures are based on a national average and may vary by location. Conditions in your area may vary.
* Unless otherwise noted, entry-level salary figures have been used for each respective vocation.

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