It’s a great time to pursue an education at one of the ultrasound technician schools in New Hampshire in 2017, and below you find all of the accredited schools offering degree or certificate programs in the area. Graduates will be presented with a job market in sonography that is expected to grow at an above normal pace, in a state where the median annual salary exceeds the national by about $7000 per year. Diagnostic medical sonographers play a vital role in health care by helping physicians detect, diagnose, and treat disease by taking images of the inside of the body. Below we’ll tell you about the job outlook for sonographers in New Hampshire, plus what you an expect to earn, depending on where you live in the state.
Become part of this rewarding and growing field by requesting information from several schools. If you don’t see a sonography program in your area, you may want to consider one of the other growing careers in healthcare. When you request information from a school, you’ll get the opportunity to speak to a representative, so be prepared with a list of questions to make the most of your conversation.
New Hampshire Healthcare Career Resources
The majority of ultrasound techs in New Hampshire work in surgical and general medical hospitals. Employment can also be found in physicians’ offices and privately owned diagnostic medical imaging centers. Now is a good time to get into the field of medical imaging. Get started by requesting information today.
By The Numbers
In New Hampshire, ultrasound technicians earned a median wage of $76,800 in 2015.
Growth in the area is expected to be strong, with an increase in employment of 19% in the ten-year period spanning 2014 to 2024.
Certification Requirements in New Hampshire
As of May, 2016, New Hampshire became the 4th state to require licensure of its Sonographers. To qualify for a New Hampshire sonography license, you must have current certification and registration in sonography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or a certification organization approved by the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is the primary organization offering certification for sonographers, and the only way to earn their certification is by taking and passing their exam. According to the ARDMS website, there is only one testing center in the state to take the exam, although there are several in neighboring states. Find the locations and contact information on the ARDMS website at ardms.org, or by calling the testing company Pearson Vue at 1-877-258-9220.
In order to take the ARDMS exam, one of their prerequisites must be met. Probably the most common way to meet their requirements is to graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), but this is certainly not the only way. Read through the requirements on the ARDMS website, and determine which will be the easiest one for you to meet.
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.
Ultrasound Technician Schools in Manchester
According to a recent article published by the City of Manchester, the top two employers in the city are Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center, and they both offer great employment opportunities for sonographers. Unemployment in Manchester is low (4.0% in April, 2015), and completing a sonography program will help make you a competetive candidate for these sought after positions.
If you don’t see a sonography program in your area, or you don’t meet the entrance qualifications, consider starting your new career by completing a program or certificate in one of the many allied health fields. Future employment growth is expected to be strong across the healthcare industries, and salaries tend to exceed that of the national median.
Accredited Sonography Schools in New Hampshire in 2017
The following schools have sonography programs that have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as of March 2017:
NHTI-Concord’s Community College
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
31 College Drive
Concord , NH – 03301
Salary and job statistics, unless otherwise noted, are provided by:
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
*Career One Stop, http://www.careerinfonet.org/Occ_Intro.asp?id=1&nodeid=1