Sonography Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 9 accredited schools where sonography classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in sonography in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses sonography training at the following levels:

  • Sonography Certificate
  • Associates degree in Sonography


  1. South Piedmont Community College

    680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, North Carolina 28135

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  2. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

    340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-4897

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  3. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

    2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, North Carolina 28638

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  4. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  5. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  6. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  7. Johnston Community College

    245 College Road, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350

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  8. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  9. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Sonography Employment

North Carolina 1,630
National 53,010

Approximately 3% of the country's sonographers work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Sonographers In North Carolina

1,470 1,500 1,450 1,540 1,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, sonography is a growing field. In 2010 there were 160 more sonographers working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of sonography has grown by 11% in North Carolina. This growth is slower than the change in the number of sonographers around the country. Nationally, the number of sonographers has grown by 20% from 2006 to 2010.

Sonography VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$56,820 $58,670 $59,690 $60,000 $60,710
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sonography
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by sonographers is increasing in North Carolina. The mean salary for sonographers in 2006 was $56,820 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $60,710 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sonographers in North Carolina

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Thus, sonographers' salaries grew by 6% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of sonography. The pay differential between the highest paid sonographers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 58%

Average Salaries for Sonographers and related professions in North Carolina

Health Science
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In North Carolina, sonographers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sonography programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited sonography schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 69 sonography graduates from sonography courses in North Carolina and in 2010 there were 70 graduates.

This represents a 1% increase in the number of sonography degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 62%, earned an associate's degree in sonography.

Sonography Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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