(found 3 schools, updated in May 2017)
The sparkling city of Seattle, Washington is nestled on the west coast between Lake Washington and Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. The multicultural city is filled with attractions like the soaring Space Needle and Pike Place Market offering fresh fish, handmade crafts and artwork, and local foods. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers will find a state-of-the-art health system for employment and a virtually unlimited variety of restaurants, coffee shops, outdoor activities, and historical attractions to enjoy when not studying or working.
Take Sonography Training in Seattle, Washington
There are more than 62,000 college and university students attending school in Seattle. The city has a vibrant, creative student population that enjoys studying and spending time with friends in Seattle’s famous coffee shops. In 2017, students will find there are 3 Diagnostic Medical Sonography schools in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is recognized nationally as an accrediting organization that verifies program quality and ensures programs thoroughly prepare students to earn ARDMS sonography certification.
Students can choose between attending a college or university and apply for sonography scholarships to help pay for the cost of education. The Bellevue College Diagnostic Ultrasound academic area has selective admission based on meeting strict prerequisites. Seattle University has Certificate programs in sonography and Bachelors Degree programs in sonography, and applications for fall programs must be submitted before February of that year. Program admissions at both schools are highly competitive, and the application process should be started as early as possible. Tacoma Community College offers a Associate Degree program in general sonography.
Sonographer Career Outlook in and Near Seattle
Seattle, Bellevue and Everett comprise the metropolitan area for statistical purposes and are virtually indistinguishable when driving from one area to another due to development. This is by far the busiest section of the state, offering some of the best employment opportunities for ultrasound technicians. Seattle is recognized for its high quality, advanced system of hospitals and medical centers providing acute care, including the respected University of Washington Medical Center and the Seattle Children’s Center. However, there is also a well-developed healthcare system composed of outpatient clinics and physician offices, offering even more opportunities.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in this area earn an average of $43.32 per hour, which is more than 23 percent higher than the national estimate for this position. The area attracts ultrasound technicians looking for excellent wages. They will find that the local average annual salary of $88,860 makes Seattle and its connecting cities one of the highest paying areas in the nation for sonographers in 2017. Beginning sonographers start at an average annual salary that is close to $69,040 and can earn well over $108,870 with experience and specialization. | See Job Openings
A List of Best Accredited Sonography Schools in Seattle and Nearby
|Degrees||Concentration||Phone||Contact Name||Learn More|
|Certificate, Baccalaureate||Cardiac, Vascular, General||(206)296-5960||Carolyn Coffin||More Detailed Info|
|Associate||Cardiac, Vascular, General||(425)564-4193||Terry Hatcher||More Detailed Info|
|Tacoma||Tacoma Community College|
|Associate||General||(253)460-4476||Shea C. Bower||More Detailed Info|
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