New Hampshire Ultrasound Tech Training - NH
Steps to Become an Ultrasound Technician in New Hampshire
No states currently regulate or license sonographers, but employers in New Hampshire will most likely expect the UTs they hire to be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
To be certified by the ARRT, applicants must complete a two-year New Hampshire ultrasound technician training program that includes class instruction and clinical experience. Upon completing a program, applicants can apply to take the ARRT exam by submitting an application and fee, along with official transcripts. The ARRT exam can be taken in New Hampshire at a local exam center. Once you have passed the exam for certification, you will be certified.
The ARDMS offers sonography credentialing in multiple subject areas, including medical, cardiac, and vascular sonography. Credentials are earned by passing a number of ARDMS examinations, and require a higher level of educational achievement. Before applying for credentialing exams, applicants must have completed a two-year degree program in the health sciences and twelve months of full-time clinical experience.
To apply for credentialing with ARDMS, applicants must send in official transcripts, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a letter from a supervising physician or sonographer stating that they have completed twelve months of full-time clinical experience. Additionally, a copy of the certificate granted through the attended educational program will be required.
Once fully certified and/or credentialed, it is recommended that sonographers register with the registry where they were certified to maintain their professional credibility. Employers in New Hampshire may even require it. To maintain registration, sonographers will be required to earn continuing education credits every two to three years. A salary for New Hampshire sonographers can range from $36,000 - $70,000 per year (http://www.indeed.com) depending on experience, credentialing, and specialty. Similar with other medical professionals, sonographers will have the opportunity to apply for part-time, full-time, or per diem employment with hospitals, clinics, and private sonography and radiology centers throughout the state.