(found 1 school, updated in January 2018)
Los Angeles, California can legitimately be called an iconic city with attractions like Paramount Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Chinese Theater. This is a city that celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity, and offers just about any type of cuisine, entertainment, and festival imaginable. Ultrasound technician students in Los Angeles always feel as if they have their finger on the pulse of one of the nation’s most modern healthcare systems.
Can you Become a Sonographer in Los Angeles, California?
There is one CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician schools in Los Angeles as of 2018. There are also good accredited sonography schools that are less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, like Cypress College in Cypress. Choosing a CAAHEP accredited ultrasound program is the best decision because they prepare students to pass the required exams for ARDMS registration. Students can also consider studying in sonography schools in San Diego. Each of the schools offer a variety of funding options, including scholarships, to help pay for the cost of the sonography program.
Los Angeles has a very large college and university student population with over 130,000 people enrolled. With institutions like the University of California – Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the California State University – Los Angeles located in this bustling and diverse city, the large enrollment is not surprising.
ARDMS Certification Examination
More employers are requiring sonographers to have the ARDMS certification. Sonographers graduating from CAAHEP-accredited ultrasound programs are eligible for ARDMS exams to become registered sonographers. The job outlook of registered sonographers is good.
Here is a list of ARDMS exams to take for sonographer certification in 2018:
- Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI)
- Abdomen (AB)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
- Vascular Technology (VT)
Employment and Wage Outlook for Sonographers in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is the health care center for the entire southern California region. It is also the second largest health care market in the U.S., making it an ideal location for employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The Los Angeles system is a leader in advancing the national effort to bring health care services to every resident. These factors are reflected in an exceptionally high average annual salary of $82,620 or $39.72 per hour paid to sonographers working in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division as of May 2016. Ultrasound technician salary in Los Angeles is 15 percent higher than the national average annual wage of $71,750. | See Job Openings
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Schools in or Near Los Angeles, CA
Address: 3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Contact Phone: (213) 427-2200
Sonography Program: Associates Degree in Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP accredited and ARRT recognized
More Program Information: visit this page
All the nearby cities with accredited sonography schools are in Southern California:
- Cypress (26 miles away)
- Costa Mesa (42 miles away)
- Loma Linda (60 miles away)
- Menifee (78 miles away)
- Santa Barbara (95 miles away)
- San Diego (120 miles away)
Study Sonography in Northern California or Nearby States
You can not only find ultrasound technician schools in Southern California, but also in Northern California and the following states as of 2018:
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