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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Career

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an Ultrasound Technician? We have put together an informative resource to get you acquainted with this exciting career path. Ultrasound technology has become a major player in the medical imaging world over the past 20 years and the demand for skilled professionals is sure to remain high.

Ultrasound Technicians, also known as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, perform a variety of imaging tasks from routine pregnancy check ups to complex vascular procedures. Use this resource to learn more about ultrasound training and to request information on ultrasound schools that fit your needs.

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Browse our ultrasound technician schools, search for ultrasound schools in your state and use our directory to request school information.

Ultrasound Degree Programs

Find out about ultrasound associates degrees, bachelor's, and ultrasound certificate programs. Learn about how long it takes to complete these ultrasound programs and get an inside look at what ultrasound courses you will be taking and the ultrasound training along the way. Request information from online and campus based ultrasound schools and get all the answer to questions you may have about the program details, tuition, online options and more.

Ultrasound Technician - Sonographer Job Description

Ultrasound technicians use high frequency sound waves to produce real-time visual images of organs, soft tissues, and blood flow within the body. Take an in depth look at what an Ultrasound Technician does on a typical day and read sample Ultrasound Job Descriptions. The term Ultrasound Technician is one that is no longer used among the professional medical community; however, it is still widely used among the general public. We will use both the title Ultrasound Technician as well as Diagnostic Medical Sonographer interchangibley as we describe the profession in this guide.

How To Become an Ultrasound Technician

Find out the steps involved to become an Ultrasound Technician. Learn about the process of selecting a school, obtaining a degree, and getting certified. We've outlined how to become an ultrasound technician to give you some perspective on this career path.

 

Ultrasound Technician SalaryLowMedianHigh
Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical sonographer Salary $44,990 $65,860 $91,070

Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm#tab-5

Find out what you can expect to earn as an Ultrasound Technician. Ultrasound salary can vary depending on the state you work in, experience level, and the type of facility you work in. Check out our detailed data and comparisons on our ultrasound technician salary page & salary info by state.

Job Outlook:

Ultrasound Technician jobs are expected to grow by 19% through 2016, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a job growth rate that is much faster than the national average. Most jobs will be in hospitals; however, in urban areas, diagnostic medical imaging offices are becoming prevalent; large scale physician offices also provide ultrasound tech positions.

 

Ultrasound Certification

Becoming certified through the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) is highly recommended. Although not all states require that you are certified through the ARDMS, doing so will make you a much more competitive job candidate. Becoming certified means that you have a level of skill and knowledge in the field of sonography that meets a nationally recognized standard. If you read job descriptions for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, you will find that many either require or prefer certification. Find out more about ARDMS certification.

 

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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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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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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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Fortis Institute , Salt Lake City

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

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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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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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Quest College , San Antonio

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