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Vascular Technician Careers and Degrees


(found programs from 46 schools)


If you are interested in becoming a part of the ever-growing medical field, you might find that a career as a vascular technician is perfect for you. Even though it can sometimes be tricky to find information about this particular field, you can find what you need to get started. Here at UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com, we have made it our goal to provide you with all of the important information that you need to learn more about this industry and local schools in California.

Receiving your Vascular Technician Training in California

Most sonography schools offer two-year programs that will allow you to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. While in this program, you will learn a lot about health, science and more. You will also spend time learning about the specifics of using ultrasound equipment, interviewing patients and assisting physicians and nurses with heart-related healthcare.

You can also take additional certificate classes after completing your degree if you would like to have a more specialized knowledge in the field of vascular medical sonography. Fortunately, you can find plenty of sonography schools in California below.

Vascular Technician Licensing in California

Although it isn't required to be licensed to work as a vascular technician in California, doing so can help you snag better job opportunities and can show the world that you really know your stuff. Luckily, you can choose between a couple of options when seeking your certification.

Cardiovascular Credentialing International offers several different examinations that will allow you to earn your certification. There are a few different certifications that you might want to look into; for example, the Registered Vascular Specialist certification can help prepare you for a job in vascular medical sonography.

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography also offers a Registered Vascular Technologist certification. To earn this certification, you will need to pass two separate exams; fortunately, your training should adequately prepare you for these tests.

Career Outlook for Vascular Technicians in California

Now is an excellent time to work toward a career in vascular medical sonography. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there is going to be a 29-percent increase in vascular medical sonography jobs prior to 2020, and the statistics are similarly encouraging in California. According to the California Employment Development Department, there should be a 25-percent increase in vascular medical sonography jobs across the state in the same time period.

As a vascular technician in California, there is a good chance that you will be able to enjoy a higher-than-average salary. Across the nation, the median annual salary for a vascular technician is $52,100, but professionals in the same industry made a median income of $56,600 in California the same year. The highest-paid vascular technicians in the state made $91,500 in 2012, and many of these professionals are offered excellent benefits along with their comfortable salaries.

Many different healthcare-related providers seek the assistance of vascular technicians, so you will have plenty of different options to look into after your graduation. From working in a private or public hospital to applying for jobs at cardiologists' offices and more, you are sure to be able to find a great career opportunity.

If you are ready to get started toward this exciting and lucrative change, you should check out our list of accredited vascular technology training programs in California.


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Traditional On Campus Programs:

California

American Career College (Long Beach, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Lynwood, CA / Ontario, CA / Orange County, CA)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing and Coding
Optical Technician
Pharmacy Technician

Ashford University Online (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
BA Complementary and Alternative Health
BA Gerontology
BA Health and Human Services
BA Health and Wellness
BA Health Care Administration
BA Health Education
BS Health Information Management

ATI College (Norwalk, CA / Santa Ana, CA)
Programs Offered:
Completion Certificate in Ultrasound Technology
Brightwood College (North Hollywood, CA / Palm Springs, CA / Sacramento, CA)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant - Diploma
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography - Associate (North Hollywood)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Diploma (North Hollywood)
Diagnostic Vascular Sonography - Certificate (North Hollywood)
Medical Assistant - Diploma
Medical Office Specialist
Radiologic Technology - Diploma (North Hollywood)
X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant Back Office Diploma Program

California College-San Diego (National City - Satellite of CCSD, CA)
Programs Offered:
Respiratory Therapy (AS) - National City Campus
Respiratory Therapy (BS) - National City Campus

Casa Loma College (Van Nuys, CA)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate
Central California School (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Programs Offered:
Accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program
Accredited Diagnostic Medical Vascular Ultrasound Program
Accredited Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program
Accredited X-Ray Technician Program
Accredited X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant Program

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Radiography
Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Everest College (Reseda, CA)
Programs Offered:
Surgical Technologist
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

(San Jose, CA)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in MRI Technology
Ultrasound Technologist Program

Laurus College (Atascadero, CA / Oxnard, CA / San Luis Obispo, CA / Santa Maria, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Medical Billing and Coding
Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Medical Radiography
Certificate in Computed Tomography
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate in Imaging Informatics
Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Master of Science in Radiologist Assistant

Merced College (Merced, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology

Modern Technology School (Fountain Valley, CA)
Programs Offered:
Accredited Program in X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant
Ultrasound/Vascular Technician Program

Mount San Jacinto College (San Jacinto, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Newbridge College (Long Beach, CA / Santa Ana, CA)
Programs Offered:
Ultrasound (Diagnostic Medical Sonography) Diploma Program
Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology (Diagnostic)

PCI College (Cerritos, CA)
Programs Offered:
Abdominal Sonography Program
Obstetrical and Gynecologic Sonography Program
Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Program

San Joaquin Valley College (Bakersfield, CA / Delano, CA / Fresno, CA / Hanford, CA / Hesperia, CA / Lancaster, CA / Madera, CA / Modesto, CA / Ontario, CA / Porterville, CA / Temecula, CA / Visalia, CA)
Programs Offered:
Certificate - Dental Assistant
Certificate - Medical Assistant
Certificate - Medical Assistant
Certificate - Medical Office
Certificate - Medical Office
Certificate - Pharmacy Technology
Degree - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Degree - Medical Assistant
Degree - Medical Office
Degree - Pharmacy Technology
Degree - Respiratory Therapy

San Joaquin Valley College - Online (Visalia, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associates - Information Technology
Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiography
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Unitek College (Concord, CA / Hayward, CA / Sacramento, CA / South San Francisco, CA)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Nursing
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Pharmacy Technician

West Coast Ultrasound Institute (Beverly Hills, CA / Ontario, CA)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Bachelors Degree
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Bachelors Degree
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


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