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Ultrasound Technician Schools in Ohio

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Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Ohio. Explore medical imaging educational and career opportunities near you.

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Diagnostic medical sonographers play an important role in the care of their patients. Working closely alongside physicians, ultrasound techs use special equipment that uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. These images are then used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as monitor the health of the fetus of an expectant mother.Β 

The healthcare sector has been an employment standout, with consistent growth across the board over the past few years. Medical imaging is expected to witness above average job growth. CareerOneStop predicts that available jobs for ultrasound techs may increase by 19.6% by 2026 in Ohio. This, in addition to the short education and training period as well as the potential for high salary, makes medical imaging a popular career choice.

We will explore each of these topics, as well as connect you with accredited schools where you can receive the quality education you need in order to start your career as a sonographer.

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CAAHEP Accredited Diagnostic Sonography Programs

The main organization that accredits sonography programs is the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). A school receives accreditation from CAAHEP once it has met their DMS Accreditation Standards and Guidelines. The school also has to pass a series of program reviews, including a self-study review and a site visit. This confirms that the school is able to provide high quality education to their students so they’re prepared to enter the healthcare workforce.

The successful completion of an accredited Ohio DMS program is the fastest and most straightforward way that students can become eligible for the ARDMS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) exam, as well as a specialty exam. You need to pass both of these tests in order to receive a professional license in 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 Ohio in 2020

The schools listed below offer CAAHEP accredited sonography programs as of September 2020:

Institution Name Location Program Director Initial Accreditation Date
Bowling Green State University Firelands College One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
Cara Vickery BS, RDMS 5/16/2014
Central Ohio Technical College 1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Melinda Shoen EdD, RDMS, RVT, RDCS 5/3/1990
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Tina Cisle MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT 5/14/2004
Collins Career Center – Chesapeake 11627 State Rte 243
Chesapeake, OH 45619
Tracie Runyon BA, RDMS, RVT 5/16/2008
Cuyahoga Community College 11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
Sharon Alberts BA, RDMS, RT(R) 4/19/2001
Kettering College 3737 Southern Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429
Susan McLaughlin Price PhD, RDMS, RVT 1/17/1986
Lorain County Community College 1005 North Abbe Road
HS 223
Elyria, OH 44035
Craig Peneff MHHS, RDMS, RVT 10/21/1995
Marion Technical College 1467 Mt Vernon Ave
Marion, OH 43302
Debra Myers MEd, RDMS, RDCS, RVT 1/16/2014
Mercy Medical Center – Canton 1320 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, OH 44708
Susan Bielanski BS, RDMS 4/19/2002
Ohio State University 453 West 10th Avenue
Atwell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Sundus Mohommad MS, RDMS, RVT 3/21/2014
Owens Community College PO Box 10000
30335 Oregon Road
Toledo, OH 43699
Julie Posey BAS, RDMS, RVT 1/23/1987
Stautzenberger College – Brecksville 8001 Katherine Blvd
Brecksville, OH 44141
Renato Agustin MD, RDMS, RVT, RT(S) 9/16/2016
University of Findlay 1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Susan Watters DHSc, RDMS, RVT 5/20/2016
University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College 218 North College Street
PO Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674
Stephanie Wells-Mullins MHA, RDCS, RVT 1/26/2007

Certification Requirements in Ohio

Currently, Ohio doesn’t require practicing sonographers to receive professional certification or licensure. However, as many employers do prefer or require certification, it’s a smart thing to consider if you want to have an advantage over other potential job candidates. Many states are considering mandating certification as well.Β 

The most highly regarded certification is provided 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 first have to meet their prerequisites. Once you have, you can take the exam at one of the various testing locations in Ohio:

  • Norwood, OH 45212
  • 4770 Duke Dr # 185, Mason, OH 45040
  • 700 Taylor Rd # 180, Columbus, OH 43230
  • 355 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
  • 202 Montrose W Ave, Copley, OH 44321
  • 2001 Crocker Rd suite 350, Westlake, OH 44145
  • 3201 Enterprise Pl # 10, Cleveland, OH 44122
  • 6155 Rockside Rd #100, Independence, OH 44131

 

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How Much do Ultrasound Techs Make in Ohio?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2019) states that the mean annual salary for sonographers in Ohio is $67,150* ($32.28 an hour), which is a bit lower than the national average of $75,780. The 90th percentile made an average wage of $85,070* a year, while the 10th percentile made a mean annual salary of $52,330*.

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 as a sonographer. 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. However, earning a Bachelor’s Degree can open you up to higher paying positions as well.

Geographic location can also affect a sonographer’s salary. The table below displays the mean salaries for different areas of Ohio*:

Metro Area 2019 Mean Salary
Akron, OH $67,220
Canton-Massillon, OH $59,260
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH $69,150
Columbus, OH $68,990
Dayton, OH $76,490
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN $68,700
Lima, OH $63,240
City Spotlight: Columbus

Ultrasound Technician Schools in Columbus

Columbus, OH

Ohio State University is an accredited school located in the Columbus area, and enrolling may set you up nicely for a future career as an ultrasound technician. U.S. News and World Report ranked OSU 17th out of 209 in terms of top public schools, making it a great place where you can work towards you degree.

In 2019, there were 410 working sonographers in Columbus, Ohio who made an an average annual wage of $68,990* or $33.17 an hour* (BLS). In addition, job growth is expected to increase by 19.6% by 2026 state wide (CareerOneStop).

Get started on a career as a sonographer and become a part of the booming healthcare industry by attending an accredited school or program in the Ohio area.

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*Conditions in your area may vary.

All salary and job growth statistics provided by:
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
*Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, May, 2019: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&menuMode=&stfips=39&x=36&y=15

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