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Wisconsin has over 42,000 miles of rivers and streams and is considered a premier fishing location whether on the Great Lakes or the Eagle River Chain. Residents spend a lot of time outdoors bicycling, hiking and spelunking. However, the state also offers many historical and cultural attractions including the Aztalan archaeological site and the fascinating Fort Crawford Military Hospital, built in 1831 and now serving as a museum to preserve medical history. Ultrasound technologists will find a strong healthcare industry in Wisconsin focused on finding qualified and skilled professionals who can help the state meet the needs of its population.
Take Sonography Training in Wisconsin
There is a large selection of Diagnostic Medical Sonography schools in Wisconsin in 2016 that are accredited by the CAAHEP. With 7 school choices, students have the option of selecting to enter a training program in sonography to to earn a certificate in general sonography, cardiac sonography or vascular sonography; a Baccalaureate degree with a general sonography, cardiac sonography or vascular sonography concentration; or an Associate degree in general sonography or vascular sonography. Ultrasound technology students also have a varied selection of locations in 2016 that include Milwaukee, Janesville, Mequon, Eau Claire, Green Bay and Madison. Earning the ARDMS credential is necessary upon program completion in order to take advantage of the best employment opportunities.
Salaries and Career Outlook for Ultrasound Technicians in Wisconsin
The statistics show that sonographers earn excellent pay in Wisconsin in 2015 with an average salary of $72,190. There are 1,320 employed sonographers, and by 2020 the number of positions is projected to stand at 1,490. Statistics indicate that the average salary varies quite a bit by non-metropolitan area. The western Wisconsin area has an average salary of $69,530, while south central Wisconsin has a higher rate at $74,670. The metropolitan area paying the highest annual salary is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis at $75,570.
A List of Ultrasound Technician Schools in Wisconsin
Seven schools in six cities in Wisconsin offer CAAHEP accredited sonography programs in 2017.
University of Wisconsin
Address: 2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Contact Person: Amanda Smith MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (414) 229-3920
(Online) Sonography Programs: Bachelors Degree in Sonography (General and Vascular)
Program Length: 4 years
Admission Requirements: Complete online or paper application form, official high school transcript of records or GED/HSED, a non-refundable application fee of $44 (paid through credit card, check or money order), ACT or SAT test scores
Academic Prerequisites: English, 4 credits; Math, 3 credits; Natural Science, 3 credits; History/Social Science, 3 units; Specific College Prep Electives, 2 credits; and Other Electives, 2 credits.
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition per Credit – $337.13 (resident), $761.04 (non-resident), $495.67 (Minnesota w/reciprocity), $505.70 (Midwest student exchange); Tuition per Credit (12-18) – $4,045.56 (resident), $9,132.48 (non-resident), $5,948.04 (Minnesota w/reciprocity), $6,068.40 (Midwest student exchange)
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Address: 180 W Grange Avenue
Contact Person: Laura Sorenson and Christopher Kramer
Contact Email: mail 1 and mail 2
Contact Phone: (414) 747-4352 and (414) 385-7172
CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs: Certificate in General Sonography, Certificate in Vascular Sonography, Certificate in Cardiac Sonography
Program Length: 21 months
Application Deadline: December 20
Prerequisites: A 3.0 GPA which includes Algebra, Statistics, or higher mathematical course, Communications, College Physics and/or Radiographic Physics, Patient Care, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Medical Ethics and Law, and Pathophysiology.
Estimated Tuition Fees and Costs: $12,000 for 21 months, plus a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be required upon acceptance to the program.
Financial Aid Opportunity: Veterans Educational Assistance Program and other scholarships.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St Francis Hospital
Address: 3236 South 16th Street
Contact Person: Marc Wojciechowski
Contact Email: send mail
Contact Phone: (414) 647-5711
Programs: Certificate Program in General, Cardiac and Vascular Sonography and Bachelors Degree in General, Cardiac and Vascular Sonography
Accreditation: ARRT Recognized
Sonography Program Status: The applications are now on hold. (source)
Concordia University of Wisconsin
Address: 12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Contact Person: Marc Wojciechowski
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (262) 243-2171
CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs: Bachelors Degree in General Sonography and Vascular Sonography
University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
Address: 610 N. Whitney Way, Suite 440
Contact Person: Michelle Cordio MEd, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Contact Email: Mcordio@uwhealth.org
Contact Phone: (608) 890-6493
CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs: Certificate in General Sonography, Certificate in Cardiac Sonography, Certificate in Vascular Sonography, Bachelors Degree in General Sonography, Bachelors Degree in Cardiac Sonography, Bachelors Degree in Vascular Sonography
Program Length: 6 semesters
Application Requirements: A one-time processing fee of $50 and a completed application form.
Application Deadline: November 1
Estimated Tuition: check here
Estimated Fees and Costs: $2,900 for clinical laboratory fee, $100 enrollment fee, and $2,500 for books and other materials.
Housing: It is the responsibility of the students to provide their own room for the whole duration of the program. You can contact the University of Wisconsin Campus Assistance Center (608-263-6400) for help.
Clinical Sites: See the following table
|Beaver Dam||Beaver Dam Community Hospital|
|Madison||Dean Fish Hatchery Clinic|
|Madison||Dean West Clinic|
|Portage||Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc.|
|Fort Atkinson||Fort Healthcare|
|Madison||Meriter Hospital Medical Imaging|
|Madison||Meriter Perinatal Center|
|Madison||St. Mary’s Hospital|
|Rockford||Swedish American Hospital|
|Madison||UW Health 1 S. Park|
|Madison||UW Health 20 S. Park|
|Madison||UW Health East Clinic|
|Madison||UW Health Research Park-Musculoskeletal|
|Madison||UWHC Breast Center|
|Watertown||Watertown Memorial Hospital|
|Madison||Wm S Middleton Veterans Hospital|
|Madison||American Family Children’s Hospital|
|Portage||Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc.|
|Madison||Meriter Heart Center|
|Madison||UW Health Atrium Cardiovascular Clinic|
|Madison||UW Health West Clinic|
|Madison||UWHC Heart & Vascular Testing|
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Address: 2740 West Mason Street
City: Green Bay
Contact Person: Jodie Breidel
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (920) 498-6858
Sonography Program: CAAHEP-Accredited Associates Degree in Sonography
Application Requirements: Completed application form, a good ACT assessment average, attendance to a mandatory information session, an essay to be completed on the Campus Assessment Center, and High-school transcripts or to any college you have attended.
What to Learn: how to perform sonographic examinations of the body including abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, and other small parts.
Program Length: four semesters plus one summer semester (71 credits)
Program Start Date: Summer
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: $10,100 Tuition, $2,100 Books, $575 Supplies
Financial Aid Opportunity: Program is eligible for financial aids.
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Address: 620 W. Clairemont Ave
City: Eau Claire
Contact Person: Jeremy Svihovec
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (715) 833-6430
Sonography Program: Certificate in Sonography and Associates Degree in Sonography
Program Length: 2 years (70 credits)
Application Requirements: The application process consists of several phases. Phase 1 will be the general admission, where you need to submit an online application form, pay a non-refundable application fee of $30, and take assessments such as ACT or COMPASS. Any applicant who failed the assessments should arrange a meeting with the academic advisor for some remediation plans, which can be done in Phase 2. Phase 3 will be the core course eligibility.
Program Start Date: August
What to Learn: how to perform abdominal, obstetrical, superficial structure imaging, gynecologic imaging, and limited vascular ultrasound imaging.
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Books: $12,868
Financial Aid Opportunity: Financial aid is available.
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Blackhawk Technical College
Address: 6004 S County Road G, PO Box 5009
Contact Person: Michele Spates
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (608) 743-4571
CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs: Associates Degree in general sonography and in vascular sonography)
Program length: 24 months with 6 semesters (70 credits)
Application Fee: $30
Number of students: 8
Online Sonography Courses: 2 courses in the first summer semester
What to Learn: The programs include pre-requisite courses, general education courses and core sonography programs.
Clinical Training: Mondays and Wednesdays on campus (semester 1); Tuesdays and Thursdays (semesters 2 and 3); Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (semester 4, 5, 6)
Clinical Sites: Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
Estimated Tuition Fees and Costs: (not indicated in the website)
Financial Aid Opportunity: State Programs, Federal Programs, Student Loan, Scholarship, Veterans Program, Work Study
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