Ultrasound Technician Schools in Washington
Washington ultrasound technician schools are located at the state's colleges and universities. These schools offer either an associate's or bachelor's degree. Four are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The programs that offer an associate's degree, in either arts or applied science, provide students with the educational and clinical experience necessary for work and national certification as a diagnostic medical sonographer. The longer bachelor's in diagnostic ultrasound degree offers a liberal arts education in addition to academic and clinical exposure to various ultrasound specialties.
The career outlook for ultrasound technicians is bright, as employment of medical sonographers is expected to increase in the country by about 18 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Washington, diagnostic ultrasound technicians earn an annual mean wage of $60,980.