Michigan Ultrasound Schools
(found 9 schools)


Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Michigan that offer ultrasound or sonography degree or certificate programs.

Overview

With Michigan's health care system striving to increase community access to health services across the state, medical facilities are looking to hire additional ultrasound technicians to assist with ultrasonography services. If you wish to start a new career as a diagnostic medical sonographer in Michigan, you will need to fulfill certain criteria to become successful in this field of expertise, including earning a degree in ultrasonography, completing an internship, and ascertaining your certification.

Before entering an ultrasound technician program in Michigan, you should make sure the college has become accredited through a governing organization like the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health. With on-site and online CAAHEP-accredited programs available, you can choose between a certificate program, associate's degree, and bachelor's degree, which can take anywhere between one and four years to complete. Coursework may cover subjects in pathophysiology, vascular ultrasound, and ultrasound physics. Six months of clinical experience will provide necessary hands-on experience with diagnostic medical sonography equipment in a fast-paced environment.

Ultrasound/Sonography Education in Michigan

Although you do not need to become licensed in order to find employment in Michigan, most employers prefer to hire certified ultrasound technicians. By earning your certificate in a specialization, you prove that you have a thorough understanding of current ultrasound technology principles and tools. You can earn your certificate by taking an exam through The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, which may cover fetal echocardiography, abdomen, breast sonography, neurosonography, or obstetrics and gynecology. If you have earned a non-accredited degree, you may also need to provide proof that you have completed at least 60 semester hours, an internship, and 12 months of employment.

You may also earn a diagnostic medical sonography certificate through Cardiovascular Credentialing International or The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. With a non-accredited degree, you may need to provide proof that you have earned 800 hours of clinical experience to be eligible for certification. Upon earning your certificate, you need to take 24 continuing education credits every two years to renew your license.

Outlook for Ultrasound/Sonography Careers in Michigan

In Michigan, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 2,400 ultrasound technicians currently work in medical facilities across the state. A 2015 report issued by the BLS shows that the employment outlook for diagnostic medical sonographers is predicting an increase of 39 percent in job opportunities across the United States. This increase in demand may provide an additional 893 jobs in Michigan alone, which increases your chances of finding a position in a hospital, medical laboratory, outpatient care center, government organization, or doctor's office.

Data found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2015. Keep in mind these pay rates may change depending on level of education, certifications, experience, as well as setting of employment such as a hospital, private clinic or specialty clinic.

To start your new career as a certified ultrasound technician in Michigan, contact the CAAHEP-accredited schools listed on our site today.

Michigan Ultrasound Schools

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Baker College (Auburn Hills, MI / Owosso, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Vascular Ultrasound Technology

Delta College (University Center, MI)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Jackson College (Jackson, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Cardio Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in General Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography
Associate in Applied Science in Vascular Sonography

Lake Michigan College (Benton Harbor, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Magnetic Resonanace Imaging
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Certificate of Achievement in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Applied Sciencein Radiologic Technology
Bachelor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography