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Ultrasound Technician Jobs

Benefits to Ultrasound Techncian Jobs

Along with many other radiology careers, ultrasound technician jobs have many lifetime benefits that make the schooling worthwhile. Many people choose the track of going to a four year college to get a business degree and although they may become very successful in their future many people graduate and still don’t have any idea what they want to do with their lives. This is fine and many people eventually figure out what they want to do. However, that is the benefit of radiology and ultrasound technician schools. They are very specific and rigorous programs that lead to a specific lifetime career.  Research is showing that more and more people today that are graduating with four year degrees end up going back to school to get a more specific degree, such as, Ultrasound.

There are many benefits to becoming a Sonographer. Not only is it a very specific career, but all radiology degrees are in high demand. With our economy as it is today many people are struggling to find work. However, with a specific degree in Ultrasound, or even MRI, CT, and X-ray it is easier to find work with good benefits. There is good job security because people are always going to get sick and need medical support. The great benefit to Ultrasound is many doctors are requesting ultrasound first because they are fast, no radiation, and low cost to the patient.

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Ultrasound Job Work Schedules

Ultrasound, just like any radiology modality can have flexible schedules.  As a healthcare professional there are a variety of environments that you can work in that fits your lifestyle. Some people decide to work in a clinic with set hours and set schedules. Others find clinics to be too much of a routine so they find the hospital setting more enjoyable. Hospitals are fast pace with inpatients and outpatients. Clinics tend to have more of the set schedules from 8-5. However, many clinics have a variety of part -time and full-time employees. This makes it nice if you have a family that you need to plan your schedule around. The hospital setting can have set hours like a clinic, but they tend to have more people on call and working night shifts. This is great for single people that like the variety of different shifts. Again that is the benefit of being a Sonographer and choosing the schedule that fits your personal lifestyle.

Short School Requirements

Another crucial benefit of becoming a Sonographer is the amount of schooling in comparison to the overall rewarding career of Ultrasound. On average it does take four years to complete your degree in ultrasound. There are about 2 years of prerequisites and the actual program that you must apply for and be accepted into is a 2 year program, at most schools.  The programs consist of 1 year in class work and 1 year in a clinical site working as an intern.  Specialty programs in radiology are intense, but doable for a well-rounded focused person. After completing the program the average starting salary as a Sonographer is about $56,000.  There aren’t many specialty 2 year programs that have the same benefits as a Sonographer: career driven, flexible schedules, short schooling, and high respected paying job.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Platt College , Anaheim
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Degree - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology
  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Provides blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Lets students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours with online chat rooms.
  • Gives students the chance to participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
  • Has accelerated programs that allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
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AA - Healthcare Information Technology
Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the Southern California branch campus was established in 1986. The most significant evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Fremont College became an innovative center adopting the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School and Dr. Kay’s thesis on improved learning through practice and collaboration.
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Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2014-2015 College of Distinction.
  • Average class size of 20, with a student teacher ratio of 10:1.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Diverse campus life with over 80 student organizations, including Greek-letter societies and academic honor societies.
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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five graduate degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the Top 10 Universities in the North and Top 20 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The online, master’s degree curriculum is taught by highly credentialed faculty and reflects the same rigorous academic standards as the on-campus programs. Nearly all of The University of Scranton’s instructional faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their fields – so you can excel in yours.

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A.S. - Healthcare Technology and Systems
  • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
  • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current.
  • Allows students to complete assignments on the go with its Blackboard Learn mobile app.
  • Gives online students live student support for technical or course questions.
  • Has campus locations in Florida as well as online learning programs.
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X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant

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