Join the growing field of medical imaging by attending one of the accredited ultrasound technician schools in Wyoming in 2018, which you’ll find below. Expected growth in the state is well above average, the median annual salary is over $61,000, and there’s a relatively short education and training period. Diagnostic medical sonographers (commonly referred to as ultrasound technicians) are a critical component of patient care. They use sophisticated equipment to image the inside of the body, and the physicians they work with use those images to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.
We’ll tell you about the job outlook in Wyoming, as well as certification requirements and salaries for ultrasound technicians and related careers. Begin by requesting information from an ultrasound technician school. If you don’t see a sonography program in your area, you might want to explore one of the related programs available in healthcare. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with a representative from the school who will give you the chance to ask questions and address any situations unique to you.
Schools Near You
Wyoming Healthcare Career Resources
Job openings for Sonographers should increase by 30% by 2024.
Wyoming has the unique situation of a shortage in healthcare workers in various specialties, as well as over half of the practitioners in some specialties over the age of 51. The resulting demand for workers will translate into new jobs for ultrasound technicians as well as in related careers.
By The Numbers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that employment will increase 30% by 2024.
The median annual salary in 2015 (the most recent year statistics are available) in Wyoming was $61,800.
Certification Requirements in Wyoming
Like most of the rest of the country, Wyoming has no specific licensure or certification requirements for ultrasound technicians to practice their trade. However, the typical employer will prefer or even require a professional certification, so it’s wise to consider how you’ll obtain that in order to make yourself competitive in the job market.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is the most well-known and regarded certification organization. They administer tests in sonography and many of its related specialties, and you must pass one of those tests to be awarded their certification. Unfortunately, there is only one testing center in Wyoming, but you may be able to find one close to you by looking in the surrounding states. Find the locations and their contact information on the ARDMS website at ardms.org, or by calling the testing company Pearson Vue at 1-877-258-9220.
The ARDMS has identified several different prerequisites for taking their test, but you only need to meet one of them. Read through your options on their website to determine which one will be the easiest 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 Cheyenne
According to a 2014 economic study provided by cheyenneleads.org, “In recent years, Cheyenne and Laramie County have experienced unprecedented economic growth”. Cheyenne was spared the brunt of the economic slowdown, and has seen faster recovery than much of the rest of the state. Jobs in healthcare are predicted to grown at a strong rate, both in Cheyenne and throughout the rest of Wyoming. Sonography and other allied healthcare fields are popular career choices due to the relatively short educational and training period, combined with job availability and strong salaries.
If you don’t see a sonography program in your area, or there is limited availability, consider pursuing your education in a related field within allied health.
Accredited Sonography Schools in Wyoming
The following program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as of March, 2018:
Laramie County Community College
– Cheyenne, WY
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne , WY – 82007
All job and salary statistics, unless otherwise noted, are provided by:
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015-16 Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
*Carrer OneStop, https://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=Overall&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=29&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=292032&menuMode=&stfips=56&x=62&y=4