Ultrasound Technician Schools
If you are considering attending a Diagnostic Medical Sonography school and launching a new career, you may be faced with a lot of questions you’re unsure how to answer. “Which path is right for me?” “How do I get started?” “How much money will I make?” Our free guide to ultrasound technician schools and degrees can help you through the process of achieving your goal.
We’ll help you learn about what it means to be an ultrasound technician, the various jobs in ultrasonography and related careers, understand the differences between degree levels, and decide which ultrasound technician school to attend. Learn more about your options and get started on your career path today.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers take images of the inside of the body using high frequency sound waves. In a profession that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says is expected to grow by 46%, it’s a great time to become a sonographer.
How to Choose Your Degree?
Whether you choose to pursue an associates, bachelors or masters degree in ultrasound, you’ll find the information you’re looking for by visiting our ultrasound degree center. Here’s where you’ll learn about the prerequisites, campus locations, degrees and certificates offered.
New to medical imaging? It can be helpful to look through the types of ultrasound courses you might take.
Whether you’re looking to start a career or further your education as a sonographer, you’ll need a solid education and hands-on ultrasound training to further your chances of employment.
There are many ultrasound career & specialization choices available within medical imaging, and programs available to get you the education and training you need. Explore the options in our career center to find the specialization that’s right for you.
The idea of starting a new career can be intimidating. Whether you’re still in high school or want to change careers as an adult, we can help with a step-by-step guide that will take you through the process of achieving your long-term goals. Sonographers are ranked #6 among the 30 occupations projected to see the…
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March 21, 2016
Tricia Turner (BS, RDMS, RVT) graduated from the South Hills School of Business & Technology (SHS) Sonography program in 1999. Today, she is the program's Director. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at South Hills School of Business & Technology (SHS) started in the mid-90s with about five students. Now the program currently boasts approximately…
March 7, 2016
Recently, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) released a news release describing the collaboration between its Psychiatry and its Radiology & Biomedical Imaging departments. Researchers from both disciplines are working on projects related to depression, autism and schizophrenia, the February 19, 2016 release says. Radiology and Psychiatry/Psychology partnerships at universities are not new; neither…
February 15, 2016
It’s common for sonographers and ultrasound technicians to experience work-related pain or to develop musculoskeletal injuries. Affected areas can include the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and the upper and lower back. Disorders can range from temporary injury to having to give up work due to the development of a permanent disability. Consider these statistics: Between 63%…
January 26, 2016
In addition to the faculty highlighted in our “Advice from Ultrasound Professors” article, we also heard back from Ken Galbraith, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. The Chair of the Ultrasound Program offered this advice for aspiring medical imagers: “Take care of your patients' needs. You…
January 4, 2016
Happy 2016! A lot of us tend to make New Year’s resolutions, or at least reflect on how we can make a new calendar year even better than the last. We see this time as a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning… Although New Year’s resolutions are often hard to keep, goal-setting, and…