Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Iowa that offer ultrasound or sonography degree or certificate programs.
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa is one of the safest states in the country. Though much of the state is made up of rural farmland, the manufacturing, finance and biotech industries also make up large portions of the economy. Des Moines, Iowa’s largest city, is home to many hospitals and research institutions and is the center of the state’s medical industry. Iowa has a relatively low unemployment rate, and because many young, educated people have been leaving the state, there are many opportunities for trained medical professionals.
Ultrasound/Sonography Education in Iowa
A few of Iowa’s smaller colleges offer associate degrees in sonography and radiologic technology. Those students seeking more advanced degrees or other specializations may have to pursue their training elsewhere.
Outlook for Ultrasound/Sonography Careers in Iowa
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010 data), Iowa employs approximately 2,640 radiology technicians, 660 diagnostic sonographers, and 390 cardiovascular technologists throughout the state. Average yearly salaries range from radiology technicians, $46,030, to sonographers, average of $57,960. Cardiovascular technicians in Iowa make approximately $48,670 per year.