Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Alabama that offer ultrasound or sonography degree or certificate programs.
Alabama has a distinctly southern culture. Having played a significant roles in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the state has a rich history to be explored. Geographically, Alabama has mountains in the north, the Gulf Coast in the south, and four national forests spread throughout the state. With its rural farmland and growing metropolitan areas like Birmingham and Montgomery, the state has a diverse economic base. Because a large portion of the population lives below the poverty line, public health is an important industry in Alabama.
Ultrasound/Sonography Education in Alabama
Alabama schools offer a variety of accredited programs for those seeking training in diagnostic imaging fields. Students can obtain certificates or associate degrees in cardiac and vascular sonography, radiology and general diagnostic imaging.
Outlook for Ultrasound/Sonography Careers in Alabama
Alabama has the highest rate of adult obesity in the nation, and diabetes is also a major health concern in the state. These factors mean cardiac and vascular imaging are particularly important. Radiology is also a large field. Diagnostic sonographers make an average yearly salary of $50,870 in the state, and cardiovascular technicians average $44,800 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 data).