As technology advancements in the medical field continue to grow, the demand for well trained ultrasound technicians who can comfortably and efficiently handle and maintain the resultant equipment is also on the rise. As a result, nowadays, there is increasing employment opportunities and concurrent career advancement chances in the ever growing technical medical field. Actually, technical medical jobs are some of the fastest growing jobs in such countries as the United States of America and also in most other developed countries. In realty, ultrasound technicians are highly skilled people who offer technical support and other forms of medical assistance to a variety of medical personnel, physicians included.
When it comes to salaries, an ultrasound technician can expect to take home between $30,000 and $82,000 per year depending on his or her employer. Certainly, those employed in the public medical arena earn less than those employed in the private medical field. Other factors that determine an ultrasound technician salary or remuneration include; geographical location, specific field being entered, education and type of training received, certification, work experience and specific skills.
In general, those freshly entering into sonography can expect to earn salaries that range from $31,000 to $50,000 per year. As you become more experienced, you can expect to earn salaries in the ranges of $35,000 to $52,000. Those within aggregate experience of six to ten years earn approximately $40,000 to $60,000 per year, depending on their employer. Ultrasound technicians with over ten years of experience can comfortably demand to be paid salaries in the ranges of $50,000 to $82,000 per annum.
In the United States of America, California is believed to be the highest State for fresher but well qualified ultrasound technicians, with salaries that range from a minimum of $48,000 to a maximum of $70,000 per year. Florida State also pays fresher sonographers relatively well compared to many other States beside California, with salaries ranging from approximately $31,000 to $56,000 per year. In Georgia and New York, ultrasound technicians earn annual salaries in the range of between $36,000 and $50,000 and $35,0000 to $50,500 respectively.
Where a person is employed also determines their salary scales. For instance, if you receive an employment offer in a city like Houston, then you can expect to be paid salaries that range from $39,500 to $82,500 per year. In Atlanta, ultrasound technician salaries start from $38,500 to $57,000 if you are a fresher. An inexperienced sonographer in Chicago and San Diego can expect to take home salaries in the range of $51,500 to $54,000 and $48,000 to $76,000 respectively. As can be seen, an ultrasound technician salary depends on the city of employment.
To earn the above figures, ultrasound technicians are required to have undertaken associate or bachelor degrees either at vocational schools or in universities. After graduating from this training you will need to be certificated to practise. This certification offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or in short the ARDMS is essential in many cities and states. In fact, many hospitals or medical institutions will consider someone with the required certification above someone without it.