Florida is located in the south eastern region of US & is the 4th most populated state in the nation with longest coastline in contiguous United States. Being a favourite retirement destination, the number of ageing people is high that has subsequently resulted in growth of Healthcare facilities. There are 30 Ultrasound technician schools in Florida from where around 850 graduate pass out each year. These CAAHEP accredited colleges offer Certificate course, Associates’ degree & Bachelors’ degree in Ultrasound Technology. The average tuition fees for an Ultrasound Technician course in Florida are $8,784per year.
Some of the popular Ultrasound technician schools in Florida are mentioned below:
- Keiser University-located in Fort Lauderdale, it is the largest in student population in Florida. It offers Associates’ Degree in Medical Sonography.
- Southwest Florida College –situated in Port Charlotte, Tampa also offers Certificate courses & Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- Sanford-Brown Institute –Located in Tampa, provides Advance Certificate courses in Sonography related subjects and Bachelor’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
- South Eastern college – In Port Richey Offers Associate’s Degree in Ultrasound Technology
Other Colleges in Miami like Barry University offers a Doctorate course in Ultrasound Technology while Miami Dade College offers a Bachelor’s Degree in the same subject. Valencia Community College in Orlando offers Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography, MRI besides Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound.
According to a recent survey by BLS, 4,730 sonographers are employed in Florida presently, the maximum number of these Ultrasound Technicians is employed in Miami, Tampa and Orlando.The median annual salary of Ultrasound Technicians in Florida is$56,759 which is slightly lower than the nation’s average median salary .
Outlook for Ultrasound/Sonography Careers in Florida
Retired people make up a significant portion of the state’s residents, so senior health care is a major industry in Florida. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010 data), thousands of workers are employed in the radiology, ultrasound and cardiovascular imaging fields in the state. Yearly salaries are slightly lower than national averages, with radiologic technicians averaging $51,590 and cardiovascular technicians averaging $41,920 per year.