(found 1 school, updated in January 2018)
With a state motto like “Eureka!”, there is no doubt that living and attending school in California would be a time of discovery. The City of San Diego is one of the state’s gems with its soft sand beaches, the world class San Diego Zoo, and the Victoria-era Gaslamp Quarter, to name a few attractions. Attending school in the city with its sophisticated healthcare system is a rewarding experience for thousands of students.
Sonography Education in San Diego 2018
There are many public and private universities, colleges and technical institutes in San Diego. With total enrollment of over 92,000 students, this is a very education-oriented city. In 2018, the University of California-San Diego Medical Center Sonography Program is the only one in the city accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). It is a 12-month program. CAAHEP accreditation is important because most employers will only consider job applicants who completed a program from an accredited school. Upon graduation from an accredited sonography school, sonography students can take the ARDMS exams to become a certified sonographer.
Sonographer Salary and Jobs in San Diego
As of the May 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average annual salary for an ultrasound technologist in the San Diego metropolitan area in 2016, which includes Carlsbad, was $90,430, which is more than 26 percent higher than the national average annual wage for this profession. This equates to $43.48 per hour. The BLS figures indicate there were 520 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers employed at the time of the survey. San Diego has 24 hospitals and a healthcare industry recognized nationally for its quality and innovation. One out of every 10 jobs in San Diego is related to healthcare, meaning there is an excellent job outlook for sonographers. | See Job Openings
Top Accredited Ultrasound Technician Programs in San Diego and Nearby
School: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Address: 200 West Arbor Drive, 92103 San Diego
Sonography Program: CAAHEP-Accredited Certificate Program in Sonography
The closest cities to San Diego that have schools offering CAAHEP accredited programs are the following:
- Menifee (76 miles away)
- Costa Mesa (89 miles away)
- Cypress (101 miles away)
- Loma Linda (105 miles away)
- Los Angeles (120 miles away)
California only has three states bordering it, and they are as follows:
For more (online) schooling options, visit our school directory for sonography students in 2018.
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