Find Nevada’s Sonography Programs in 2022
Diagnostic medical sonographers play an important role in the health of their patients. Ultrasound techs use specialized equipment that uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body, which are then interpreted by physicians in order to prevent diseases or help a patient heal from one. The images are also used monitor the health of the fetus of an expecting mother.
Sonography is becoming an increasingly popular career choice because of the relatively high salary and short education and training period. Strong job growth is being seen across the country, and in Nevada’s sonography industry open positions are expected to increase by 27% by 2028 (O*Net). Learn more about these topics below, and 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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is the most widely recognized accrediting body for sonography programs. A school receives accreditation from the CAAHEP once it has met their DMS Accreditation Standards and Guidelines. The school must also pass a series of program reviews, including a self-study review and a site visit. This makes sure that the students are receiving quality education that prepares them to take the certification exam and ultimately to enter the healthcare workforce.
The successful completion of a recognized Nevada 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 Nevada in 2022
The following school is the only one in Nevada that has a sonography program accredited by the CAAHEP as of January, 2021:
|School||Programs Offered||Prerequisites||How to Apply|
|College of Southern Nevada
6375 West Charleston Blvd.
Sort Code WCK306
Las Vegas, NV 89146
|Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiac/Vascular Ultrasound||Course prerequisites with GPA of at least 2.5, plus minimum 20 hours of clinical observation||This is a Limited Entry Program.|
|* This information is obtained from a number of sources, is provided without charge, and is believed to be accurate. Please contact us with updates.|
Certification Requirements in Nevada
Nevada’s Department of Health does not require their diagnostic medical sonographers to possess licensure or certification. However, many employers do require professional certification, typically by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). This organization provides the most highly regarded certification to sonographers. The only way to earn their certification is by taking and passing their exam. Once you have met the ARDMS’ prerequisites, there are two testing locations where you can take the exam in Nevada:
- 101 Convention Center Dr #330, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- 3230 E Flamingo Rd STE #1, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Additional Certification Information
How Much do Ultrasound Techs Make in Nevada?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual salary for sonographers working in Nevada in 2020 was $80,630. Conditions in your area may vary.
Where you work, amount of education, whether or not you received certification from the ARDMS, and more can play a role in how much you 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 of Science Degree, and it’s growing at a rapid pace. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree will open you up to higher paying positions as well.
Nevada Student Scholarships and Awards
Below are just a few of the scholarships and awards available to those who qualify in Nevada:
|Scholarship||Award Amount||Eligibility Requirements||How to Apply|
|Ultrasound Schools Info||$1,000||Aspiring sonographer currently enrolled in/accepted to a CAAHEP accredited DMS program.||Ultrasound Schools Info
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3026
Bellingham, WA 98227
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||$500-$5,000||Hispanic undergraduate full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.||Complete an application.|
|Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Scholarship||$2,500||Awarded to students enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited sonography or cardiovascular technology program.||Log in and complete an application.|
|Raymond Davis Scholarship||$1,000 0r more||Full-time undergraduate student with two completed years of college or a graduate student in pursuit of a degree related to imaging.||Complete an application.|
Ultrasound Technician Schools in Las Vegas
Healthcare is a strong employer of residents of Las Vegas, and sonography in particular is seeing strong performance. Wages for diagnostic medical imaging professionals in Las Vegas are above the national average ($80,100 a year). In addition, jobs are expected to increase by 27% by 2028 (O*Net). Conditions in your area may vary.
The only CAAHEP accredited program for future sonographers to attend is also in Las Vegas at the College of Southern Nevada. Get started on a career as a sonographer and become a part of the booming healthcare industry by attending a school or program in the Las Vegas area.