If you choose to become an ultrasound technician in Missouri, you can start a career in the healthcare industry that is one of the quickest-growing in the entire nation and state of MO. With so many healthcare careers in Missouri growing the time could not be any better to get in to a diagnostic medical sonographer career in Missouri. We get in to all the details below.
Becoming an ultrasound tech in Missouri
The four-part process for becoming an ultrasound technician in Missouri is detailed below.
Step 1: Graduate from high school or earn your G.E.D.
All those interested in accredited training in sonography in the state of Missouri must have a high school diploma to be eligible.
Step 2: Register for an accredited ultrasound tech school in Missouri
Saint Louis Community College 300 South Broadway Saint Louis MO 63102-2810 314-539-5000 Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Hillyard Technical Center 3434 Faraon Street Saint Joseph MO 64506-5102 816-671-4170 Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
University of Missouri-Columbia 105 Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211-1050 573-882-2121 Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
State Fair Community College 3201 W 16th Street Sedalia MO 65301-2199 660-530-5800-7217 Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
North Central Missouri College 1301 Main St Trenton MO 64683 660-359-3948-1418 Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Step 3: Graduate from the program and all requisite study hours
To move on with the certification process, every program mandates that prospective ultrasound technicians in Missouri complete a specific number of instruction hours in a clinical environment and must have completed their accredited MO sonography training program.
Step 4: Earn your RDMS certification in Missouri
Missouri uses the major national certification tests recognized in Missouri and we go in to in depth detail about the licensing examination at the link here.
Ultrasound tech salary and jobs in Missouri
In Missouri, the need is very high for ultrasound techs. Through 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States expects a 21% growth in new positions for ultrasound technicians in Missouri. The vast majority of new opportunities are likely to be produced in hospitals and physicians offices. Some government services in Missouri do additionally employ medical assistants, nurse aides and orderlies. The chance to learn under different healthcare professionals and physicians also makes working as a ultrasound tech in Missouri an excellent stepping-stone to other opportunities in the field of medicine in Missouri. Below is a listing of the major towns and cities in Missouri and further specifics on ultrasound technician salary by location and county. All the stats come from the latest data from the bls,gov website.
|Kansas City, MO-KS MSA||Hourly||$27.36||$35.29||$46.51|
|Columbia, MO MSA||Hourly||$26.34||$31.65||$39.05|
|St. Louis, MO-IL MSA||Hourly||$22.52||$30.99||$42.63|
|Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA||Hourly||$22.60||$30.67||$37.37|
|Central Missouri (BOS)||Hourly||$21.19||$29.40||$38.77|
|Southeast Missouri BOS||Hourly||$24.03||$28.46||$33.98|
|Springfield, MO MSA||Hourly||$20.60||$27.81||$37.94|