Ultrasound Technician Schools in Virginia

Virginia sonography schools include two accredited ultrasound schools that provide the necessary training to work as an entry-level ultrasound technician. One is a four-semester, hospital-based certificate program. The other, offered at a community college, is a four-semester, associate's of applied science degree program. Common coursework includes:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Instrumentation
  • Basic physics
  • Patient care
  • Medical ethics

In addition to this coursework, most Virginia ultrasound schools provide hands-on experience. Diagnostic medical sonography is a growing health care field. Job opportunities for ultrasound technicians are expected to increase by about 18 percent through 2018. In Virginia, sonographers earn an annual mean wage of $55,300.