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Maine is known for many things including its brilliant display of fall foliage that attracts visitors from around the country. There are eight distinct regions offering just about anything desired in the way of landscapes. The Southern coast of Maine has numerous resorts and lighthouses, and plenty of recreational opportunities. Portland, Maine is a historic seaport and a large urban area offering plenty of entertainment, walking and bicycling trails, and restaurants serving famed Maine lobsters. Maine also has mountains, forest, lakes and so much more. The Maine healthcare strategic plan calls for making necessary changes to ensure all residents have access to services. Efficient delivery of healthcare services will require trained professionals like Diagnostic Medical Sonographers able to perform non-invasive procedures.
Sonography Education and Training in Maine
Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield is the only ultrasound technician school in Maine as of 2017. The school is located in a small town setting and has a modest enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, making it appealing to people who prefer the more personal school environment. Students can earn a certificate with a general concentration in ultrasound technology. After completing training, program graduates could take ARDMS examination to earn certification, leading to increased employment opportunities.
Take Accredited Ultrasound Programs in Nearby States
The following states have CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs as of 2017:
Salaries and Career Outlook for Sonographers in Maine
The average annual wage for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Maine in 2015 was $77,050 which equates to an excellent hourly rate of $37.05. Per federal statistics, the annual average wages in the non-metropolitan area of southwest Maine were higher at $72,580 or $34.89 per hour. In Maine, entry level sonographers in the tenth percentile can earn excellent starting wages at $52,480 compared to $48,720 nationally.
There were 290 Ultrasound Technology professionals employed in 2015. More than 115 sonographers were employed in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan area with the median annual salary of $79,960. More than 55 sonography positions were located in the Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with the median annual salary of $73,490. Maine has an excellent projected 50 percent employment growth rate with the number of job openings increasing from 260 in 2010 to 390 by 2020. | See Job Openings
A list of Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Maine
Kennebec Valley Community College
An update at June 3 2016: The school is removed from the CAAHEP site.
Address: 92 Western Ave
Contact Person: Jesus Ruben Perez
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (207) 453-5148
Program: CAAHEP Accredited Certificate Program in General Sonography
Program Length: 4 semesters (54 credits)
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions Program
Program Start Date: August
What to Learn: Principles of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in a Patient Care Setting, Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound, Introduction to Abdominal Sonography – Superficial and Special Structures, Evaluation of the Gravid and Non-Gravid Pelvis, Extra-Cranial Doppler Model and Venous Duplex Techniques, Clinical Practicum
Clinical Sites: Locations in five counties so students are advised they must have access to transportation
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition and fees – $6,525; Textbooks and supplies – $1,042
Financial Aid Opportunity: Scholarships and grants including State of Main Grant Programs, KVCC Foundation Scholarships, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Loan Programs like Stafford and Direct Loans, and Child Care Scholarships
Enrolled Students in Fall 2012: 15
Graduates for students 2012-2013: 5
ARDMS Registry Pass Rate for students 2012-2013: 100%
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