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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

Medical Career Institute in Ocean, NJ is your one-stop-shop for medical career training in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Medical Career Institute is approved by the United States Department of Education and the New Jersey Departments of Education and Labor and Workforce Development. Offering both morning and evening classes in addition to financial aid assistance to those who qualify. The school is accredited by ABHES and CAAHEP, ensuring the quality and level of education meets the highest standards.

 

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  • Students participate in an externship program with partnered organizations, where they can get real-world experience.
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and offers a 20% military discount for students who qualify.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • 6 campuses located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, with online programs available in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
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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).
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Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Keiser University Campus , Fort Lauderdale

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound
Virginia College , Birmingham

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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Medical Assisting Basic X-ray Technician

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)
Advance your career with American Institute - Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our program can be completed in as little as 16 months. We offer program specializations in general or cardiac sonography, both of which include vascular ultrasound training.
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X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant

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Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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Quest College , San Antonio

Quest College is dedicated to providing career-focused, accessible education and helping individuals get the training, experience and support for the Allied Health and business industries.

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Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.

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Multi-Skill Health Technician
  • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
  • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
  • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
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  • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
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A.S. - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

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