Arkansas Ultrasound Technician Schools - AR
Arkansas is rich in opportunity for those seeking careers as ultrasound technicians. With hundreds of hospitals and clinics, a massive air force base, a recent five percent increase in population (www.bls.gov), and average yearly earnings of $65,000 (www.indeed.com), Arkansas is the perfect place to begin a career as an ultrasound technician
A typical certification program takes one to two years to complete, depending on the student's future plans. If a student plans on pursing a bachelor's degree, he may consider an associate’s degree first and fulfill the general education requirements needed for a bachelor's degree. His associate's degree program will focus on abdominal pathology, ethics, legal issues, and other field-related work. A bachelor's degree program will expand upon these topics, providing students with even more classes on acoustical physics and instrumentation, obstetrics and gynecological sonography. Students will also gain more clinical experience in an area of their interest.
ARRT certificates expire every two years. If a candidate wishes to renew his license, he needs to complete 12 continuing education credits through ARRT. These classes focus on developing an Ultrasound Technician's skills and enhancing their knowledge of mammography, abdominal ultrasound, and other areas that may lay outside of their original area of expertise.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring ultrasound technicians in Little Rock, Fayetteville and Jonesboro, Arkansas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Baptist Health Medical Center, and White County Medical Center North.