The only state in the New England area to not border the Atlantic Ocean, Vermont is one of the smallest states and least populated. The state is the leading national producer of maple syrup and its capital, Montpelier, is the least populated capital city in the nation. Retail sales is one of the economy’s largest sectors, coupled with its production of maple syrup. There were 90 diagnostic medical sonographers employed in Vermont in 2013. Growth is expected to occur in its future, though, with total employment reaching 110 by 2020.
The median annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers in Vermont is higher than the national average coming in at $70,600. Though the total employment is not currently very high, it is growing and analysts are projecting a 31% increase in total employment between 2010 and 2020.
Certification Requirements in Vermont
Unfortunately there are no institutions in the state that have programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Certification is not a requirement for those hoping to become an ultrasound technician in Vermont. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or ARDMS, offers an optional exam to possess licensure. Many employers lend favor to those with a license as it shows a mastery of the skill, and therefore certification is often encouraged.
Ultrasound Technician Salary in Vermont
Ultrasound technicians who were employed in Vermont in 2013 earned a median annual salary of $70,600 compared to the national median of $66,400. The top 10% of earners averaged a salary of $90,200, while those in the bottom 10% averaged $51,300. The median hourly wage for diagnostic medical sonographers in Vermont was $33.94 in 2013.
The State of Vermont Department of Labor predicts a 31% increase in total employment between 2010 and 2020, bringing the number of ultrasound technicians employed in Vermont to 110 by 2020. Due to net replacement and growth analyst predict few job openings per year.
Vermont Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Salary by Local Area:
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Source: Vermont Occupational Wages and Projections (2013)