Ultrasound Technician Schools in Nevada (NV)

By Dianne J. Crouse | Updated On April 28, 2017

Nevada in an excellent state for individuals who enjoy warm weather. It is an exciting state with plenty of ways to keep you entertained and culturally amused. You have the Liberace Museum, the Classic Car Museum and Springs Preserve along with Las Vegas array of stage shows. Nevada’s health industry is also thriving seeing remarkable growth over the last few years in both the number of practising physicians and medical establishments. As more individuals join the ranks of the health insured, sonographers in Nevada can anticipate increases in both job opportunities and education.

Sonography Education in Nevada

There is only one school offering a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). And that is College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. They offer an Associate Degree with specialization in either Cardiac or General Sonography. The programs can be completed in six semesters. Given the limited supply of accredited schools, competition will be tight and there might even be waiting list.  

Attending a CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is highly recommended because it prepares graduates to sit and pass the ARDMS exams for certification. Being ARDMS registered is a requirement many prospective employers will seek and will greatly secure your chances of finding employment upon graduation.

Salary and Job Outlook for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Nevada

Being ARDMS registered and a graduate of a CAAHEP approved training program, individuals can earn excellent pay packages as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Experienced sonographers earn an average annual salary of $72,890 or $35.04 per hour. In Las Vegas alone, graduates can apply to the 30 plus hospitals and medical clinics and the dozens of physician offices creating ample employment opportunities for ultrasound technologists.

A List of Best Schools for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Nevada

School Name: College of Southern Nevada
Address: 6375 West Charleston Blvd W3K, Las Vegas, NV - 89146
Campus: Las Vegas
Program Director: Tracy Lopez
Contact Phone: (702) 651-5925
Program: Accredited Associate Degrees
Concentration: Cardiac and General.
Accreditation: CAAHEP

Accredited Nearby States with Accredited Sonography Schools

Luckily there are nearby state in its immediate vicinity offering accredited sonography schools with less than a four-hour driving time from Las Vegas that you can also check out. California has over 11 CAAHEP accredited sonography programs all within a reasonable driving distance of Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you are interested in finding out a list of the available accredited sonography programs check out our Ultrasound Technician Schools in California resource page.

References and Resources
Employment Figures and Salaries courtesy of US Dept. of Labor.