(found 1 school, updated in January 2018)
As the home of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and host to the largest state festival, the Orange County Fair, residents of Costa Mesa never lack for entertainment. The city is only one mile from the Pacific Ocean, and residents enjoy sailing and surfing in a temperate climate. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer will find a vibrant health care system in and near Costa Mesa that includes several hospitals and numerous doctor offices and free-standing clinics.
Accredited Sonography Schools in Costa Mesa, California
Orange Coast College is the only school offering a sonography program in Costa Mesa as of 2018 that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP accreditation means students complete a mix of health and sonography specific classes plus hands-on clinical training. The educational requirements prepare students to earn sonography certification through ARDMS, and the training prepares them to work in a variety of quality health care settings. If financial assistance is required, students can apply for ultrasound scholarships through organizations interested in helping students pay for sonography or health education programs, like the SDMS Foundation or the Health Careers Foundation. The school’s financial aid office can also assist with locating financial resources.
If the Orange Coast College program does not have openings, Cypress College is only 19 miles from Costa Mesa and also offers CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs. There are over 23,000 students working to earn various post-secondary degrees in the Costa Mesa area.
Career Outlook for Sonographers in Costa Mesa
Only 42 miles from Los Angeles, Costa Mesa is in Orange County and is included in the Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine Metropolitan Division. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in this area earned $92,830 for the average yearly salary or $44.63 per hour in 2016. The median wage for sonographers in this Metropolitan Division was $92,720 for annual salary or $44.58 per hour. The health care industry in Orange County is thriving with the industry accounting for close to 10 percent of the total county jobs. Sonographers will find excellent employment opportunities in the many hospitals that include prestigious facilities like the St. Jude Medical Center and Hoag Memorial Hospital, and a growing number of physician offices and outpatient clinics. | See Job Openings
A List of Best Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs in Costa Mesa, CA
School: Orange Coast College
Address: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Program: Associates Degree Program in General Sonography accredited by CAAHEP
Nearby Cities with Accredited Sonography Programs
- Cypress (19 miles away)
- Los Angeles (42 miles away)
- Loma Linda (55 miles away)
- Menifee (64 miles away)
- San Diego (88 miles away)
Nearby States with Accredited Ultrasound Programs in 2018
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