BRCC’s Sonography program ranked most affordable in Louisiana

The Sonography program at Baton Rouge Community College has been recognized as the most affordable sonography program in Louisiana and is listed among 63 most affordable sonography associate degree programs in America. The ranking comes by way of HealthGrad.com – an open forum community of healthcare workers, medical professionals and students. The forum ranks only accredited programs and uses a method of affordability and comparisons.

Baton Rouge Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Sonography at a cost of $2,815 less than the state average for sonography associate degree programs, according to HealthGrad.com’s findings.

“At nearly $3,000 less than the state average for sonography associate degrees, Baton Rouge Community College’s AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a model of affordability,” the report noted. “It’s also a comprehensive and rigorous program that’s part of the college’s Division of Nursing & Allied Health, which has long been recognized for its superb selection of relevant programs that are designed to meet the needs of the region’s healthcare community. Choose this program and you’ll also have access to the many resources and services of the Career Center, all of which are designed for your success after graduation.”

Sonography is known as an accessible and well-paying career choice that offers more than 1.5 times the median American salary, according to HealthGrad.com. It’s also a career that is enjoying the boom that all medical professions are going through right now, with the number of jobs over the next decade predicted to jump by 17 percent.

To learn more about the sonography program at Baton Rouge Community College, please visit http://www.mybrcc.edu/academics/nursing_and_allied_health/aassonography.php.

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