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Does the Gender Pay Gap Exist in Healthcare?

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Many of us do not remember a time when it was rare to see women in the workforce. Some of us (men and women alike) may think the problem of gender inequality no longer exists. And, in this day and age, the very idea of a man and woman working the same job but earning… Full Article

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Healthcare

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There are often many barriers in place that keep women from reaching the top of their given profession, and that can certainly be said of the healthcare industry. Women have a strong representation in many of the various fields within healthcare, but are disproportionately misrepresented at the top. How do those numbers break down, and… Full Article

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These days, we’re busier than ever, balancing the stresses of life, work, family, and our personal interests. Men and women alike are juggling so much and are trying to make it all work on a tight budget and not enough time. But women often feel the brunt of the difficulties at work, where they often… Full Article

Top 5 Paying Medical Imaging Jobs for 2017

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Ideally you are considering a career in medical imaging because you are passionate about patient care and intrigued with how the human body functions as well as contributing to diagnoses and working with a team of healthcare professionals. But it is completely realistic for you to want to pursue a profession that also offers a… Full Article

Time Management Tips for Sonographers

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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… Full Article

Healthcare as an Employment Leader

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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… Full Article

Advice from Ultrasound Professors

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Are you thinking about pursuing a career in medical imaging?  Students across the country are enrolling in college programs to become a sonographer, a nuclear medicine technologist, a radiologic technologist or another related profession. A certain career may sound interesting, and the skills required may seem to match your strengths and interests, but it’s hard… Full Article

Emily Downs is an experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with a BS in Radiation Science.  She is currently the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Denver in Colorado, where she has served for the past three years. In 2014, she received the IFSER (International Foundation For Sonography Education and Research) International Outreach Advocate Award… Full Article

It’s Not Too Late to Go Back to School

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A few years back, Jacklyn started a thread on one of the AIUM’s discussion boards asking for “Advice on becoming a DMS.” The 30-something mother of two was looking for some insight on whether insiders recommended working in ultrasound and if they could offer guidance for starting a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer. Several… Full Article