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Find Sonographer Training Programs in Missouri

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Having a large rural region, Missouri is striving to deliver heath care services to its entire population, requiring the aid of certified diagnostic medical sonographers in various medical settings. To succeed as an ultrasound technician in Missouri, you will need to earn a degree in ultrasound technology or a relevant field. Ultrasound technician programs can take anywhere from two to four years, depending on whether you wish to earn an associate or bachelor's degree. A few colleges even offer master degree programs for vascular sonography and general sonography.

Contact the schools below to learn more about becoming an ultrasound tech in Missouri.

Before signing up at any college, you want to ensure the program offered has received accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health, which will make earning your certification an easier process. Both online and on-site degree programs require you to complete certain coursework before you can graduate, including ultrasound physics, anatomy, and medical terminology. Classroom instruction combined with clinical training will prepare you for fast-paced and high-stress environments.

You can further your career aspirations by earning additional certificates in a field specialization, such as cardiac sonography, general sonography, and vascular sonography. You can pursue these credentials by taking the qualifying exam that is offered by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. By registering with the ARDMS, you prove to potential employers that you have mastered sonography principles and skills.

If your degree is non-accredited, then the ARDMS requires you to fulfill other conditions before you are eligible for a certification credential, including an internship, at least 60 hours of formal education, and a minimum of 12 months of work experience. For license renewal, the ARDMS requires you to continue your sonography training by taking 24 credits every two years, ensuring you are up to date with all current ultrasound techniques and equipment. You can ascertain additional sonography credentials through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or Cardiovascular Credentialing International to help you obtain a higher paying position at a medical facility in Missouri.

Ultrasound Programs in Nearby States

Ultrasound Tech Salary in MO

The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a 2013 report that showed approximately 1,090 ultrasound technicians worked in Missouri. The BLS reports that experts are predicting a 39 percent increase in ultrasound technician jobs by 2022. Because of this faster-than-average growth, Missouri will potentially see 417 sonography positions added to its workforce.

Data found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2015. Keep in mind these pay rates may change depending on experience, as well as setting of employment. With most positions being available at hospitals, be prepared to work full-time hours. Depending on your educational background, you may also seek employment at a doctor's office, government agency, medical lab, or outpatient care center.

Make sure you are fully prepared to succeed in any medical setting by entering one of Missouri's accredited ultrasound technician programs today.

Missouri Ultrasound Schools

Featured Online Schools:

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Missouri

CoxHealth School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Springfield, MO)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program

Hillyard Technical Center (Saint Joseph, MO)
Programs Offered:
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Echocardiography/Vascular
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General/Vascular

Kaplan University (Learning Center - St. Louis, MO)
Programs Offered:
BS in Health and Wellness
BS in Health Information Management
BS in Health Science
BS in Nutrition Science
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Pinnacle Career Institute (North Kansas City, MO / South Kansas City, MO)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant
St. Louis Community College (Saint Louis, MO)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Certificate of Proficiency in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Vatterott College (Berkeley, MO / Joplin, MO / Kansas City, MO / Saint Joseph, MO / Springfield, MO / St. Louis (St. Charles), MO / Sunset Hills, MO)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant - Diploma
Medical Assistant - Associate
Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist - Diploma
Medical Assistant with Limited Radiography Tech - Associate
Medical Assistant with Office Management - Associate
Medical Billing and Coding - Associate
Pharmacy Technician - Associate
Pharmacy Technician - Cert/Diploma

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