What do the Programs Involve?Ultrasound technicians are also known as diagnostic medical sonographers. Courses that teach you how to become one will enable you to use the latest technology to observe and produce images of blood flow as well as the body's tissues, organs, and other structures. This offers physicians working with patients extremely helpful information without the need for surgery.
Programs in ultrasound technology include courses in physiology and anatomy, and classes designed to prepare students for certification in breast or abdominal sonography are also available. You'll receive training on how to interpret the images you produce and provide accurate, technical information for physicians who require it. Most programs will lead to associate or bachelor's degrees, which will generally take two and four years of full-time study, respectively. For those already working in health care, one-year certificates are also available. High school students interested in ultrasound sonography should take math courses.
Employers prefer degrees from schools accredited to offer ultrasound technician programs. Many of these programs allow you to participate in training in a clinical setting. You’re also likely to receive on-the-job training from your employer.
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Schools Outside of NYC
Here is a list of CAAHEP-accredited ultrasound tech schools in NY that offer online courses:
- Hudson Valley Community College (Troy: www.hvcc.edu, (518) 629-7123)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester: www.rit.edu, (585) 475-2241)
- Sanford Brown Institute, Garden City (Garden City: www.sanfordbrown.edu/Garden-City, (888) 576-1333)
- Western Suffolk BOCES (Northport: www.wsboces.org, (631) 261-3730)
Rochester Institute of Technology also appears near the top of the U.S. News and World Report's regional ranking for universities in the northern U.S.
Local Schools in NYC
If you live in or near New York City, you may also wish to attend one of these city schools:
- Long Island University (Brooklyn: www.liu.edu, (718) 780-6529)
- New York Methodist Hospital (Brooklyn: www.nymahe.org, (718) 645-3500)
- Sanford Brown Institute (Manhattan: www.sanfordbrown.edu, (877) 809-2444)
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn: www.downstate.edu, (718) 270-7764)
Why Should I Attend an Accredited School?
Pursing a degree or certificate in ultrasound sonography will put you on a path to a high-paying, stable career. The mean annual wage for a diagnostic medical sonographer in New York was $66,440 in 2010, according to the BLS. The field is also expected to grow by 44 percent, about twice the rate of all fields.
Medical Sonography Classes in New York
|Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)||West 116 St and Broadway |
New York, New York 10027
|University of Rochester (UR)||Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall |
Rochester, New York 14627
|New York University (NYU)||70 Washington Sq South |
New York, New York 10012
|Yeshiva University (YU)||500 W 185th St |
New York, New York 10033
|Ithaca College (IC)||953 Danby Rd |
Ithaca, New York 14850
|Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)||1 Lomb Memorial Dr |
Rochester, New York 14623
|University at Buffalo (UB)||12 Capen Hall |
Buffalo, New York 14260
|The New School||66 W 12th Street |
New York, New York 10011
|Western Suffolk BOCES||152 Laurel Hill Rd |
Northport, New York 11768
|Institute of Allied Medical Professions-New York||225 West 34th Street |
New York, New York 10122
|Sanford-Brown Institute-White Plains||333 Westchester Avenue |
White Plains, New York 10604
|Sanford-Brown Institute-New York||120 E 16th St., 4th Floor |
New York, New York 10003
|Sanford-Brown Institute-Garden City||711 Stewart Avenue |
Garden City, New York 11530
|Hudson Valley Community College||80 Vandenburgh Ave |
Troy, New York 12180
|New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education||1401 Kings Hwy |
Brooklyn, New York 11229
|Trocaire College||360 Choate Ave |
Buffalo, New York 14220
|Upstate Medical University||750 E Adams St |
Syracuse, New York 13210
|New York Medical College (NYMC)||Administration Building |
Valhalla, New York 10595
|Long Island University||One University Plaza, Brooklyn 11201||www.liu.edu|
|SUNY Downstate Medical Center||450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1192, Brooklyn 11203||www.downstate.edu|
|Western Suffolk BOCES||152 Laurel Hill Road, Northport 11768||www.wsboces.org|