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If you want to find the right school for your sonography education in 2016, you’re on the right place. New Mexico has 121,586 square miles of playground because it is filled with opportunities to canoe, kayak, hike, and explore natural wonders. It also offers a chance to experience the living culture of the New Mexico Indian tribes, eat in restaurants founded generations ago, and experience the nightlife in its main cities. The state reports that ambulatory health care services is one of the fastest growing industries for the period 2010-2020. New Mexico is focused on increasing access to quality health care for all residents.
Ultrasound Technician Education in New Mexico
Located in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico, the two sonography programs in 2016 accredited by CAAHEP offer an Associate degree or a certificate, both with a general concentration. However, a scan of currently open positions indicates there are jobs available in diverse New Mexico locations. In addition to regional hospitals, ultrasound technology is increasingly used in physician offices, imaging centers and clinics. It is important to register with ARDMS after completing training because employers look for this important credential when selecting job candidates. However, New Mexico also requires sonographers to be licensed by the state before accepting employment.
Jobs and Salary Outlook for Sonographers in New Mexico
The fact that New Mexico has a large rural area presents distinct new employment opportunities in the future as national health care is implemented. Currently, the federal government found 420 employed ultrasound technicians in the state as of May 2015 who earned an average salary of $66,050 annually. The New Mexico Department of Labor reports that northern New Mexico paid a median annual wage of $72,661 and central New Mexico paid $69,820. It also projects that the 2011-2021 time-frame will see an increase of 149 positions with an annual average percent change of 2.9 percent. In 2015, the Albuquerque and Las Cruces cities and surrounding area have the highest employment rates, followed by the eastern New Mexico non-metropolitan area. However, many rural areas in the western half of the state currently have no easy access to sonographers, increasing the likelihood of new job opportunities in the future.
Best Accredited Schools for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Study in New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College
Address: 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Contact Person: Saul Carrasco
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (505) 224-4000 ext 50227
Program: Accredited Associates Degree Program in General Sonography
Program Length: 71 to 72 credit hours (7 terms)
Application Deadline: June 29 (date may vary from year to year)
Program Start Date: Fall Semester
What to Learn: Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Abdominal Sonography; Sonographic Physics; Gynecological Sonography; Sonography Cross-Sectional Anatomy; Obstetrical Sonography; Fetal Echo, Neonatal and Pediatric Sonography; Vascular Sonography; Clinical Sonography
Clinical Sites: Various sites up to 2 hours from Albuquerque
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition – $612 for 12-18 credit hours; DMS Course 1193 Fee – $261; Other Program Fees such as background checks, drug screens, books, supplies and so on
Financial Aid Opportunity: CNM Foundation Scholarships; Bridge to Success Scholarship; New Mexico Scholars; Legislative Lottery Scholarship; LEAP Grant; College Affordability Grant (CAG); Federal Pell Grant; Federal SEOG
Dona Ana Community College
Address: 3400 S Espina St, MSC 3DA
City: Las Cruces
Contact Person: Darla Matthew
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (575) 528-7047
Program: Accredited Certificate Program in General Sonography, Accredited Associate Degree in General Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Program Length: 57 Credits (17 Months)
Application Deadline: April 1
Program Start Date: Fall Semester
What to Learn: Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation, Abdomen Sonography, OB Sonography, GYN Sonography, Introduction to Sonography, Introduction to Vascular Sonography, Abdomen Sonography, Neurosonography, Clinical Internship
Clinical Sites: Located in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition – $253.90 per credit; Textbooks – $800 for entire program; Student pays program fees for Uniforms, shoes and name tags; Course Fees for designated DMS courses – $175 per course
Financial Aid Opportunity: New Mexico Lottery Scholarship; New Mexico Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP); College Affordability Grant; Federal Grants; Federal Loans including Perkins Loan and Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
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