Ohio is nicknamed the “Birthplace of Aviation” after the famous Wright Brothers.. Columbus, its capital and largest city, is the sight of a growing art scene while Cleveland hosts huge tourist attractions like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Ohio’s largest economic sector comes from its trade, transportation, and utilities industry. The health care sector, coupled with the education industry, comprises of almost 16% of the state’s economy. Ohio employed 2,360 diagnostic medical sonographers in 2013 with total employment expected to reach 3,110 by 2020.
The median annual wage for diagnostic medical technicians working in Ohio was $60,100 in 2013. Analysts estimate a 37% growth in total employment between 2010 and 2020.
Certification Requirements in Ohio
There are many schools in Ohio where prospective technicians may complete their education in ultrasound technology. Thirteen schools offer programs that have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Though licensure is not required to work in Ohio, it is highly recommended to improve the likelihood of employment. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) offers technicians a certification exam.
Ultrasound Technician Salary in Ohio
The median annual salary for ultrasound technicians in Ohio was $60,100 in 2013, which was slightly lower than the national median of $66,400. This translated to a median hourly wage of $28.88 for those technicians working in Ohio. For technicians who earned in the top 10%, their salary was $75,600 while those who earned in the bottom 10% averaged $46,900 annually.
The Ohio Bureau of Labor Market Information suspects growth at a slower rate than the rest of the nation will experience, but still positive at a 37% increase in total employment between 2010 and 2020. This increase will result in 3,110 technicians being employed in Ohio by 2020, and with the effects of growth and net replacement analysts are projecting 120 annual job openings.
Ohio Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary by Local Area:
|Local Area||Median Hourly Wage||Median Annual Salary|
|Canton – Massillon, OH||$28.94||$60,200|
|Cincinnati – Middletown, OH||$29.98||$62,400|
|Cleveland – Elyria – Mentor, OH||$29.22||$60,800|
|Youngstown – Warren – Boardman, OH||$25.43||$52,900|
Source: Ohio Occupational Wages & Employment (2013)
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More Ultrasound Schools in Ohio
Other diagnostic medical sonography schools in Ohio include:
|School Name||School Address|
|Central Ohio Technical College||1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055|
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223|
|Cuyahoga Community College District||700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115|
|Kettering College||3737 Southern Blvd, Kettering, Ohio 45429|
|Lorain County Community College||1005 North Abbe Rd, Elyria, Ohio 44035|
|O C Collins Career Center||11627 State Rte 243, Chesapeake, Ohio 45619|
|Owens Community College||30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551|
|University of Rio Grande||218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674|