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The beautiful state of Rhode Island has over 400 miles of coastline and a number of pristine beaches. Residents are avid sportspeople and enjoy boating, hiking, fishing, golfing and walking nature trails like the North South Trail and Block Islands Greenways. Rhode Island is also the home of the Mansions of the Gilded Age. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing in the Ocean State, and the upward trend is expected to continue, creating a variety of job opportunities for the ultrasound technician.
Sonography Training Programs in Rhode Island in 2016
Though Rhode Island is a small state, students interested in Diagnostic Medical Sonography do have a nice choice between completing a sonography program at the Community College of Rhode Island or in the Rhode Island Hospital. Both schools offer high quality CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technology programs. Students attending the Community College of Rhode Island can earn an Associate degree in general sonography, cardiac sonography or vascular sonography. Students choosing the program offered by the Rhode Island Hospital can earn a general sonography certificate. However, the Rhode Island Hospital is converting its ultrasound technology certificate program to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program. Since many employers require certification by a recognized organization like ARDMS, all students should pursue the additional credential upon program completion.
Salaries and Job Outlook for Ultrasound Technologists in RI
Sonography professionals are paid well in Rhode Island. The state’s average wage for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is $70,760 which is close to the national estimate of $70,800. In 2015, a top paying metropolitan area for sonographers is the Norwich-New London location, which encompasses parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut for statistical reporting purposes. With 380 employed sonographers, the state has one of the highest job concentrations per capita in the nation. Rhode Island statistics indicate the addition of about 10 new positions each year and employment of 430 sonographers by 2020.
Best Accredited Sonography Schools in Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick
Address: 1762 Louisquisset Pike
Contact Person: Paula Cardillo
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (401) 333-7440
Program: Associates Degree in General Sonography, Associates Degree in Cardiac Sonography, Associates Degree in Vascular Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Program Length: General, Vascular and Echocardiography Tracks – 65 credits for core curriculum (2 years with 5 semesters)
Application Deadline: February
Program Start Date: Fall Semester
What to Learn: General – Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Ultrasound for Small Parts, Sonographic Imaging, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Abdominal Ultrasound, Gynecology and Male Pelvis, General Ultrasound Practicum; Vascular – Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Sonographic Anatomy, Sonographic Imaging, Vascular Ultrasound, Vascular Practicum; Echocardiography – Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Sonographic Anatomy, Sonographic Imaging, Echocardiography, Echocardiography Practicum
Clinical Sites: Brockton Hospital, Day Kimball Hospital, Milford Regional Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, St. Anne’s Hospital, St. Joseph Health Services, St. Vincent’s Hospital, UMass Medical Center, University Surgical Associates, Women & Infants Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals Group
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition (a semester with 12 credits or more) – $1,975 per semester (in-state), $2,963 (regional), $5,590 (out-of-state); Registration Fees – $25 per semester; Student Activity Fee: $36 per semester; Learning Resource Fee: $45 per semester; Technology Fee: $45; Lab fees and certain course fees may apply; Student must purchase uniforms and miscellaneous supplies
Financial Aid Opportunity: CCRI Foundation Scholarships; CCRI Grant; Rhode Island State Grant; Massachusetts State Grant; Federal SEOG and Pell Grant; Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan; Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (check detailed information)
Rhode Island Hospital
Address: 335R Prairie Avenue Suite 2A
Contact Person: Paul Maria BA, RDMS, RVT
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (401) 606-8531
Program: Accredited Certificate Program in General Sonography
Program Length: 4.5 Credits for Abdominal Sonography, 30 Hours of Lecture, 1866 Clinical Practice Hours
Application Deadline: August 1
Program Start Date: Fall
What to Learn: Abdominal Sonography, Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation,
Clinical Sites: Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, The Miriam Hospital
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition paid to Rhode Island College – Full-Time Tuition is $3,265 per semester; Certification Exam Fees – $600; Uniforms – $200; Books – $600
Financial Aid Opportunity: Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense educational benefits; Alumni Scholarships; Scholarships awarded through the Rhode Island College Foundation ;RIC Scholars Program; Rhode Island State Grants ;Federal Financial Aid Programs (More financial aid information for sonography students)
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