(found 2 schools, updated in February 2017)
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Sonography Education in Baltimore in 2017
The university and college enrollments in Baltimore total approximately 64,000. The student population represents more than 10 percent of the city’s population of 621,000. Two of the four accredited ultrasound technician programs in Maryland are located in Baltimore. Programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs prepare students to sit for the ARDMS sonography certification exams. Becoming ARDMS registered increases job opportunities because it serves as proof the professional has mastered the best ultrasound training and gained the knowledge needed to do excellent work as an ultrasound technologist.
Wages and Career Outlook for Sonographers in Baltimore
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers earn excellent wages in Baltimore, Maryland. The average annual sonographer salary is $71,170 or $34.21 per hour, and that is significantly higher than the national rate of $71,750 or $34.49 per hour. This is true across the board. The bottom 10 percent of ultrasound technicians, largely consisting of professionals just starting their careers, earn an average annual salary of $54,400, which is almost 12 percent higher than the national rate for the same group. Experienced ultrasound technologists in the top ten percent earn an average annual salary of $94,270. | See Job Openings
The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland Metropolitan area is named one of the areas in the U.S. expected to have a high share of high-wage new jobs created between the years 2013 to 2017. In fact, Diagnostic Medical Sonography employment projections for this specialty indicate the city will experience a 34 percent growth rate. | See Job Openings
Best Diagnostic Medical Sonography Schools in Baltimore
School Name: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Address: 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
Sonography Programs: certificate in general sonography and certificate in cardiac sonography (Both are accredited by CAAHEP.)
School Name: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Address: 1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
Sonography Programs: sonography certificate programs in general, vascular and cardiac sonography (See the differences through this link.)
Accreditation: ARRT Recognized and CAAHEP Accredited
Nearby Cities List
The following nearby cities have schools offering accredited sonography programs in 2017:
- Takoma Park, Maryland (37 miles away)
- Springfield, Virginia (53 miles away)
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania (76 miles away)
- Wilmington, Delaware (77 miles away)
Nearby States with Sonography Schools
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