(found 1 school, updated in January 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 program that requires one full calendar year of study. Students can earn a certificate or complete the sonography training program while working towards a Baccalaureate degree. Program training qualifies ultrasound students to write the ARDMS credentialing exams in Abdomen, Physics 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: Baccalaureate Degree: 122-126 Credits for DMS Curriculum (2 years); Certificate Program: 36 Credits for DMS Curriculum (1 year)
Application Deadline: March 1
Program Start Date: Fall semester which begins in late August
What to Learn: Comparative Sectional Imaging, Abdominal Sonography, Special Sonographic Procedures, Critical Review of Health Care Research, Radiographic Physics Course, Special Sonographic Procedures, Doppler Procedures, Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Clinical Experience
Clinical Sites: 21 Clinical Sites located in Treasure Valley
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: $7,354 for DMS 12-Month Curriculum (resident) or $21,804 for DMS 12-Month Curriculum (non-resident); $1,300 Textbooks; Up to $70 for Uniforms; $720 Laboratory Fees; Additional Miscellaneous Fees Apply
Financial Aid Opportunity: Apply for Federal Aid first which includes FSEOG, PELL Grant, and Loans (Perkins Loan and other loans); Presidential Scholarship; Dean’s Scholarship; GEM Scholarships (for non-residents) and Private Scholarships.
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 57 percent between 2010 and 2020 per the available federal statistics. The national trend for this occupation indicates a 44 percent growth rate. An average of 20 new positions will be created annually, but this number could easily increase with the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In 2015, 53 percent of the sonography positions are located in the city of Boise. Idaho’s 2015 median annual salary of $67,380 for sonographers is lower than the national rate of $68,970. Certification, specialization and years of experience are primary factors influencing ultrasound technician salary. | See Job Openings
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