(found 1 school, updated in March 2017)
Located in the Mohave Desert, the climate of Las Vegas, Nevada is one of its attractions for those who enjoy warm weather. It is an exciting city filled with entertainment and cultural attractions. They include the Classic Car Museum, Springs Preserve, the Liberace Museum, and a host of stage shows. The health care industry in Nevada is thriving, and Las Vegas has seen impressive growth over the last five years in its medical facilities and in the number of practicing physicians. As more people join the ranks of the health insured, ultrasound technicians in NV can expect to see the growth in job opportunities continuing into 2017 and later.
Sonography Education in Las Vegas, Nevada
Over 37,000 full-time students attend one of the many universities and colleges in Las Vegas. The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada are the two largest. There is one Diagnostic Medical Sonography program accredited by CAAHEP, and it is located at the College of Southern Nevada. The available programs can be completed in six semesters. The school notes that they are “limited entry programs” which means there is a small number of seats available.
It is advisable to apply well in advance of the desired program start date. However, attending a CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is recommended because the program is designed to fully prepare students to pass the ARDMS exams for credentialing. ARDMS registration has become a pre-employment requirement for many medical facilities and physician offices.
Salary and Job Outlook for Sonographers in Las Vegas, Nevada
The credentialed and skilled professional can earn an excellent annual wage as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual average salary for the profession is $71,880 or $34.56. The beginning average annual salary for the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area is $52,880 or $25.42 per hour. However, the top 10 percent of ultrasound technicians make an annual average salary of $96,610 or $46.45 per hour. The average annual salary for all sonographers in the nation is $71,750 or $34.49 per hour. Las Vegas has over 30 hospitals and medical centers and dozens of physician offices. Many of the facilities have recently upgraded and now incorporate state-of-the-art technology, creating an excellent employment environment for ultrasound technologists. | See Job Openings
Best CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs in Las Vegas, Nevada
School: College of Southern Nevada
Address: 6375 West Charleston Boulevard, Sort Code W3K, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Available Sonography Programs: Associate Degree in General Sonography and Associate Degree in Cardiac Sonography
Las Vegas, Nevada is located in the desert, so there are few cities in its immediate vicinity. The following cities with accredited sonography schools are the locations that have less than a four-hour driving time from Las Vegas.
A List of Nearby States
In 2017, only one state has cities with CAAHEP accredited sonography programs within a reasonable driving distance of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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