(found 1 school, updated in July 2017)
Scenic Idaho is a recreational paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Residents go river rafting on the Salmon River, fishing on Priest Lake, skiing in the Lookout Pass Ski area, hiking in the Selkirk and Coeur d’Alene Mountains, and much more. Boise, Idaho has cultural attractions that include the 1872 Old Idaho Penitentiary with its wild west stories and the Idaho Historical Museum in Julia Davis Park. Idaho has developed a “Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan” that addresses the needs of clients in urban and rural areas. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers will play an active role in the healthcare delivery system transformation.
Sonography Education in Idaho
There is one CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician school in Idaho as of 2017. The Department of Radiologic Sciences at Boise State University offers students interested in ultrasound technology the opportunity to complete a Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program that requires one full calendar year of study, or students can earn a Bachelor degree with two years of study. Program training qualifies ultrasound students to take the ARDMS credentialing exams in Abdomen, Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Best Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Idaho
Boise State University
Address: 1910 University Drive
Contact Person: Joie Burns
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (208) 426-1382
Program: Certificate in General Sonography, Baccalaureate Degree in General Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Program Length: Certificate Program: 36 Credits for DMS Curriculum (1 professional year), Bachelor Degree: 122-126 Credits for DMS Curriculum (2 years including 1 professional year);
Application Deadline: March 1
Program Start Date: Fall
What to Learn: Certificate – Abdominal Sonography and Scanning Lab, Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography, Doppler Procedures and Lab, Special Sonographic Procedures, Comparative Sectional Imaging in the Radiologic Sciences, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Pathophysiology, Clinical Training; Bachelor Degree – OB/GYN Sonography, Abdominal Sonography and Scanning Lab, Doppler Procedures and Lab, Special Sonographic Procedures, SPI, Comparative Sectional Imaging, Communication in the Discipline, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Health Delivery Systems, Pathophysiology, Quality Issues in Healthcare, Statistics, Clinical Training
Estimated Costs of 1 Professional Year: Tuition and Fees (3 Semesters) – $9,183 (resident) or $24,256 (non-resident); Books – $900 to $1,300; Laboratory Fee – $720; ARDMS Exam Fees – $200 to $700; Curriculum Fee – $175; Liability Insurance and Supply Fee – $105; Personal Health Testing/Vaccinations – $100 to $250; Background Check and Update – $85; Drug Screening – $40; Uniform or Lab Jacket – $30 to $70; CPR – up to $50; Student ID Card Fee – $25; Certificate or Graduation Application Fee – $20
Financial Aid Opportunity: Grants including Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; Loans including Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loan; Scholarships including Idaho Resident Scholarships, Non-resident Scholarships, Boise State University Radiologic Sciences Department Scholarships, Heusnet-Lojek Endowed Scholarship, and Tom and Linda Dixon Presidential General Scholarship
Salaries and Career Outlook for Sonographers in Idaho
Idaho offers an excellent opportunity to advance a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The projected number of available positions is expected to grow by 25.4 percent between 2014 and 2024 per the available federal statistics. The national trend for this occupation indicates a 26.4 percent growth rate. In 2016, 50 percent of the sonography positions are located in the city of Boise. Idaho’s 2016 median annual salary of $70,710 for sonographers is higher than the national rate of $69,650. Certification, specialization and years of experience are primary factors influencing ultrasound technician salary. | See Job Openings
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