Ultrasound Technician Schools in Missouri
The University of Missouri Health System's Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program is one of the top ultrasound schools in Missouri. Students can choose between a bachelor's or master's degree in health science. It is one of the only diagnostic medical sonography programs in the nation that offers a master's degree path.
The program consists of 35 to 40 hours of study through 52 weeks. There are more than 20 clinical sites throughout the Show-Me State for students to complete their clinical field work.
Other Missouri sonography schools include Sanford Brown College, Cox Health Systems in Springfield, Rolla Technical Center in Rolla, St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, and St. Louis Community College in Forest park. Like other states, there also are plenty of online ultrasound schools for students in Missouri.
Ultrasound Technicians in Missouri
There were 830 diagnostic medical sonographers working in Missouri in 2009. Mean annual salaries were just over $61,000--and the top 10 percent of ultrasound technicians in the state earned almost $80,000 annually.
Average wages in St. Louis--the state's top employer for sonographers, was just over $60,000 in 2009. Annual wages in Kansas City, which employed 300 sonographers in 2009, was just over $63,000. Sonographers in central Missouri earned more than $65,000 annually--and top wage earners brought home almost $95,000 per year.