(found 2 schools, updated in April 2017)
The beautiful state of Rhode Island has over 400 miles of coastline and a number of pristine beaches. Residents are avid sportspeople and enjoy boating, hiking, fishing, golfing and walking nature trails like the North South Trail and Block Islands Greenways. Rhode Island is also the home of the Mansions of the Gilded Age. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing in the Ocean State, and the upward trend is expected to continue, creating a variety of job opportunities for the ultrasound technician.
Sonography Training Programs in Rhode Island in 2017
Though Rhode Island is a small state, students interested in Diagnostic Medical Sonography do have a nice choice between completing a sonography program at the Community College of Rhode Island or in the Rhode Island Hospital. Both schools offer high quality CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technology programs. Students attending the Community College of Rhode Island can earn an Associate degree in general sonography, cardiac sonography or vascular sonography. Students choosing the program offered by the Rhode Island Hospital can earn a general sonography diploma. However, the Rhode Island Hospital is converting its ultrasound technology certificate program to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program. Since many employers require certification by a recognized organization like ARDMS, all students should pursue the additional credential upon program completion.
Salaries and Job Outlook for Ultrasound Technologists in Rhode Island
Sonography professionals are paid well in Rhode Island. The state’s average wage for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is $71,400 which is close to the national estimate of $71,750. In 2016, the only reported area for sonographers is the Providence-Warwick area, which encompasses parts of Rhode Island and Washington D.C. for statistical reporting purposes. The median salary for sonographers in the area is $71,260. With 360 employed sonographers, the state has one of the highest job concentrations per capita in the nation. Rhode Island statistics indicate the addition of about 10 new positions each year and employment of 450 sonographers by 2024. | See Job Openings
Best Accredited Sonography Schools in Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island
Address: 1762 Louisquisset Pike
Contact Person: Paula Cardillo
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (401) 333-7440
Program: Associates Degree in General Sonography, Associates Degree in Cardiac Sonography, Associates Degree in Vascular Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Program Length: General, Vascular and Echocardiography Tracks – 65 credits (2 years with 5 semesters)
Application Deadline: February
Program Start Date: September
What to Learn: General – Obstetrical Ultrasound, Abdominal Ultrasound, Ultrasound for Small Parts & Gynecology & Male Pelvis, Patient Care, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Sonographic Imaging, Sonography Anatomy, DMS Seminar, Practicum; Vascular Concentration – Vascular Ultrasound, Advanced Vascular Ultrasound, Sonographic Imaging, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Patient Care, Sonographic Anatomy, DMS Seminar, Practicum; Echocardiography Concentration – Echocardiography, Advanced Echocardiography, Sonographic Imaging, Sonographic Anatomy, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Patient Care, Practicum, DMS Seminar
Clinical Sites: Contact the school for names of clinical sites
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition Per Semester – $2,074 (in-state), $3,111 (regional amount), $5,870 (out-of-state); Registration Fee – $75; Student Activity Fee – $36; Learning Resource Fee – $40; Technology Fee – $45; Graduation Fee – $40; Other costs including lab fee, uniforms, books, etc.
Financial Aid Opportunity: Grants including Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Rhode Island Promise Scholarship or RI State Grant, CCRI Grants; CCRI Foundation Scholarships; Loans including Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Parent Loan
Rhode Island Hospital
Address: 335R Prairie Avenue, Suite 2A
Contact Person: Paul Maria BA, RDMS, RVT
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (401) 606-8531
Program: Accredited Diploma Program in General Sonography
Program Length: 4.5 credits for abdominal sonography, 30 hours of lectures, 1866 clinical practice hours
Application Deadline: August 1
What to Learn: Abdominal Sonography, Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation, Clinical Practice
Clinical Sites: Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, The Miriam Hospital
Estimated Tuition, Fees and Costs: Tuition Per Semester – $3,559 (paid to Rhode Island College), Uniforms – $200 to $300; Program Fee – $150 to $200; Calculator – $50; Certification Exam – $200
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