Sonographers operate ultrasonic imaging devices to produce images, scans or videos of anatomy and diagnostic data. Our program will teach you to operate the machines and to perform and evaluate ultrasound exams and procedures.
To be successful in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography you should have strong critical-thinking, observation, and technical skills; excellent active listening and social perception skills; strong oral and written expression and comprehension; arm-hand steadiness and control; and pay attention to detail.
The program offers online general and cardiac degree tracks. General track students will learn to perform abdominal, small parts, obstetric, gynecology, and vascular exams. Cardiac track students will be trained to perform detailed cardiac and vascular exams.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take specialized certification exams, which are required by some employers and may make you more marketable in a job search.
The program starts in August, and application deadline is typically in early March. Admission into each sonography program is competitive and requires additional separate admission applications.
Diagnostic medical sonographers conduct ultrasound imaging, compile the subsequent reports and may interpret the reports. Employment is available in labs, clinics, healthcare centers, or hospitals. Salaries range from $47,000 to $62,000.
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