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Accredited Sonography Programs in Colorado

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

The beautiful state of Colorado offers spectacular scenery and exciting outdoor activities. From enjoying the scenic beauty of the Rocky Mountains to attending a performance in the historic Strater Hotel, Colorado is filled with opportunities to enjoy arts and culture, relive historic events, and play in the rugged outdoors. Colorado also has top-ranked medical centers offering many excellent career opportunities to ultrasound technologists.

Ultrasound Technician Education in Colorado

Students who want to attend a CAAHEP accredited school in Colorado and earn a certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography have one choice as of 2014. CAAHEP is The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The program is offered by the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, and students can earn a certificate in general sonography. Though there is the single ultrasound tech program, the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is well respected for its quality in the nation. The ultrasound technician program requirements provide didactic and clinical education and include classroom and laboratory instruction and training and hands-on scanning experience. Upon completion of the program in ultrasound technology, students have the knowledge and skills needed to pass the certification exams in gynecological, abdominal, obstetrics and superficial structure ultrasound offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Many employers prefer certified sonographers. Certified sonographer have better job opportunities and earn a higher ultrasound technician pay.

Salaries and Career Outlook for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Colorado

The statistics from the last federal employment survey in May of 2012 indicated there were 770 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers employed in the state of Colorado. The report was provide by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average salary for ultrasound technicians was an impressive $75,570. This is over $9,000 more than the mean annual wage for all of the U.S. and makes it one of the top five states paying the highest salaries for employed sonographers. The number of jobs in the state is expected to grow only moderately at 30.6 percent between 2010 and 2020. By 2020, the projected number of sonography positions is 1,170.

Plan the Ultimate Colorado Wedding

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Having the ultimate Colorado wedding experience is only a phone call away. Our wedding packages are priced for a gorgeous day event or even for events that last the entire weekend. Our package with lodging is for a three night, four day stay at our rustic style ranch. Included in the price for a Colorado wedding is lodging for you and your guests in the River Cabins, Cliff House, River House and use of the Main Lodge. The whole ranch is yours for the stay.

We also have a package priced without lodging. This package includes the River House for the bride and groom. For the wedding and reception, the Main Lodge is yours to use.

If you stay here for your honeymoon, there are plenty of things to see and do. The Colorado ATV Tours will take you through 100 miles of the Arapaho National Forest. There is also horseback riding in Colorado back trails and meadows. We also offer guided white water rafting on three rivers; The Colorado, Clear Creek, or the Arkansas. We also have Skeet Shooting from the top of Saddle Mountain. On the William Fork River, there’s over a half mile on both banks for private fishing. We can even provide Fly fishing lessons if needed.

If your Colorado wedding is in the winter, Breckenridge snowmobile tours are available. Because Aspen Canyon Breckenridge Snowmobile tours are a smaller company, personalized service is our specialty. We make sure all of our guides have at least 5 years of guiding experience no matter which of our tours you chose. They all have first aid training and are CPR certified. Aspen Canyon Ranch in Breckenridge, Colorado offers fun and excitement. In the winter, the snowmobiling at Breckenridge is comparable to none. You can have a private tour or even a specialized group tour for your wintertime pleasure. There are many snowmobile tours in Breckenridge, but the Aspen Canyon Ranch is one of the best. The snowmobile tours in Breckenridge have several options packages for your selection. You can choose anywhere from a 2-3 hour tour to a half day tour of fun and excitement. If you and your family want to go all out, there is a full day adventure in one of the snowmobiling in Breckenridge packages. The choice is yours, the day is yours, come join us!

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