Ultrasound Technician Schools in New Hampshire (NH)

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

According to a CNBC report New Hampshire ranks as one of the states with the best quality of life. Its ranking is attributed to the states’ low crime rates and excellent environment. This is why New Hampshire is one of the best places to be in if you want to embark on a medical sonography career or are thinking of relocating to it.

Sonography Education in New Hampshire

There is only one CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician school in New Hampshire offering Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program and that is NHTI-Concord's Community College in Concord. 

Entry into the sonography certificate program require students to have a prior health-related qualification, for example radiologic technology or nursing. Upon graduation, students can take the national certification examinations with no additional work experience required.

Luckily there are online sonography schools that you can also check out and are CAAHEP accredited.

These are: Washburn University in Topeka, in Kansas and Jackson College in Michigan.

Career Outlook for Sonography in New Hampshire

There is a shortage of sonographers in New Hampshire and the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that this is a significantly growing field. A projected growth of 18.5 percent is expected between 2014-2024 for this state alone. The annual mean wage for a sonographer in New Hampshire is $76,560, which is slightly above the national average.

This balances the fact that the cost of living in the state is slightly higher than the national average according to Sperling's Best Places. Two of the largest hospitals in the state are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

But graduates can find work in mobile imaging companies, specialized health facilities, and outpatient care centers to name just a few.

References and Resources Employment

Figures and Salaries courtesy of US Dept. of Labor and Projections Central.