Fortunately, for those in the health care industry, New Jersey’s economy is primarily focused on its pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, there were 2,290 diagnostic medical sonographers employed in New Jersey. Future employment is projected to reach 2,630 ultrasound technicians in the state by 2020 according to analysts.
As one of the wealthiest states in the nation, the pay for diagnostic medical sonographers in New Jersey is relatively higher than the national median at $68,300. Analysts project a 29% increase in the total number of diagnostic medical sonographers employed in New Jersey over the 10 year period beginning in 2010.
Certification Requirements in New Jersey
There are over 10 institutions in the state that allow students to receive their education in ultrasound technology. These schools range from private to public and 8 of them offer a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Licensure is not a requirement for employment in New Jersey, but many employers often prefer candidates with licensure. Those who would like to become licensed can do so through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or ARDMS.
Ultrasound Technician Salary in New Jersey
Ultrasound technicians in New Jersey earned a median annual salary in 2013 of $68,300 compared to the national median of $66,400. Employees whose salary averaged in the top 10% received an annual wage of $90,100 while those in the bottom 10% averaged $52,000. The median hourly wage for ultrasound technicians in the state of New Jersey in 2013 was $32.85.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts a 29% growth in total employment to occur between 2010 and 2020, bringing total employment to 2,630 by 2020. This growth along with net replacement is expected to translate into 90 annual job openings.
New Jersey Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary by Local Area:
|Local Area||Median Hourly Wage||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey (all)||$32.85||$68,300|
|Atlantic City – Hammonton, NJ||$31.67||$65,900|
|Edison – New Brunswick, NJ||$33.58||$69,800|
|Newark – Union, NJ||$33.39||$69,500|
|Trenton – Ewing, NJ||$35.22||$73,300|
Source: New Jersey Wage Information (2013)
More Ultrasound Technician Schools in New Jersey
Additional diagnostic medical sonography schools in New Jersey include:
|School Name||School Address|
|American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education||4500 New Brunswick Ave, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854|
|American Institute – Clifton||346 Lexington Ave, Clifton, New Jersey 07011|
|American Institute – Toms River||2363 Lakewood Rd, Toms River, New Jersey 08755|
|Bergen Community College||400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, New Jersey 07652|
|Brookdale Community College||765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738|
|Burlington County College||601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton, New Jersey 08068|
|Eastern International College – Belleville||251 Washington Ave, Belleville, New Jersey 07109|
|Eastern International College – Jersey City||684 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306|
|Gloucester County College||1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080|
|Healthcare Training Institute||1969 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083|
|Hohokus School-RETS Nutley||103 Park Ave, Nutley, New Jersey 07110|
|Medical Career Institute||901 West Park Ave, Ocean, New Jersey 07712|
|Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging||Park Ave & Randolph Rd, Plainfield, New Jersey 07061|
|Union County College||1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016|