(found 1 school, updated in March 2017)
From forested mountains to a beautiful coast, New Hampshire beckons to those who appreciate natural beauty and outdoor sports like cross-country skiing and sailing. This historic state has made providing health care coverage a priority for its population, which will lead to many new employment opportunities for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in 2017.
Sonography Education in New Hampshire in 2017
As of 2017, students can earn a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Certificate in general sonography at NHTI-Concord’s Community College. The CAAHEP accredited school is located in Concord, NH and offers clinical study and didactic education over a four-semester program. There are a number of clinical, internship and practicum sites where students can get the necessary hands-on learning while working on the ultrasound course requirements. Students should take the ARDMS exams after completing the program to increase employment opportunities.
Salaries and Career Outlook for Sonographers in New Hampshire
Though New Hampshire is a small state, it employed 210 sonographers and employment opportunities continued growing in 2017. By the year 2024, there will be at least 240 employed Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the state. The yearly average wage is $76,560, but sonographers obtaining ultrasound technology specialized training will find ultrasound jobs paying an even higher wage. For example, the statistics show that a registered vascular sonographer can earn as much as $46 an hour. Skilled ultrasound technicians will find excellent earning opportunities in Manchester and Nashua. | See Job Openings
Best Paying Regions in New Hampshire
Here are the 3 top paying regions in New Hampshire in terms of annual median wages:
- Manchester, NH: $79,570
- Portsmouth, NH-ME: $74,050
- Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area: $73,070
Top Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in New Hampshire
NHTI-Concord’s Community College
Address: 31 College Drive
Contact Person: Michelle Wade
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (603) 553-6359
Program: Accredited Certificate Program in General Sonography
Program Length: 4 semesters (50 credits)
Application Deadline: January 27 (date may change from year to year)
Program Start Date: Fall
What to Learn: Principles of Sonography, Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology, Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN, Sonographic Physics, Principles of Vascular Ultrasound, Seminars in Sonography, Clinic
Clinical Sites: Multiple clinical sites located in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, including Concord Hospital, Maine Medical Center, New London Hospital, Springfield Hospital, York Hospital and many more
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition – $7,600 (in-state), $11,400 (New England Regional Student), $17,290 (out-of-state); Comprehensive Fees – $836; Academic Instruction Fees (lab fees) – $1,020; Insurance – $40; Miscellaneous Fees – $1,210
Financial Aid Opportunity: Possible scholarships like the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship; Stafford and other Federal Loans; PELL Grant
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