Comprehensive, free directory of schools offering degrees and certificates in Sonography and medical imaging.
We have put together a database of CAAHEP accredited diagnostic medical sonography schools for 2020 to help you get started. Whether you’re just beginning or wanting to further your education, you’ll find certificate programs, as well as 2 and 4 year degree options.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can a person know whether or not they’re well suited for a career in ultrasound?
“They have to have a passion for it. Don’t do it because you heard it pays well, don’t do it because somebody told you that there’s a lot of jobs in it. It has to be something where you’ve done the research, you know what the field involves and you say “Yeah I can see me doing that.“ If you want to get into the profession, know about it.
If somebody asks you, “What does a Sonographer do?” have an answer. If you can shadow, which is near impossible to do unfortunately, try and shadow. And do well in whatever pre-requisites you need, because if you don’t work hard at that, you’re not going to survive an ultrasound program.” – Dr. Traci Fox EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
What are the prerequisites?
The prerequisites for Sonography schools vary by college or university. For example, prerequisites for an Associates or Bachelors degree may simply be a high school diploma or your GED, whereas others may require completion of a two-year allied health program or some introductory college credits related to biology, physics and medical terminology.
For a Masters program, previous completion of a Bachelors degree is required; graduate faculties may require that you have completed some relevant courses during your undergraduate degree, such as Anatomy/Physiology, Physics/Math and Communications.
You can request information from our list of ultrasound schools to find out what that institution’s specific prerequisites are.
Do you have any advice for aspiring Sonographers?
“In looking for a sonography program, be sure you find one that best suits your needs. Be sure to research the different avenues of ultrasound and have a basic understanding of what this career will require of you. It is imperative to understand the level of responsibility required by a Sonographer.” – Emily M. Downs BS RDMS RVT RDCS
Should I request further information and talk to a school representative?
Yes and it’s recommended that you prepare a list of questions ahead of time. Some areas you may wish to cover are whether the program makes you eligible to sit for an ARDMS certification exam (most programs do), what ultrasound specialties or courses are available, clinical locations and schedules, the program’s timeline, the availability of ultrasound equipment (i.e. is it compatible with current or progressive technologies), scholarship opportunities and pre-requisites for admissions.
Can I request information from more than one school?
Yes you can request information from multiple ultrasound schools and in fact, it is recommended that you do so. It will cost you nothing, and that way you can compare the programs that each of the schools offers, so that you can choose an educational plan that fits your career goals, your ideal location, a specialty within ultrasound that you may wish to pursue, amenities you value and your schedule.
What suggestion would you give aspiring sonographers to best prepare for future trends?
“Inherit best practices to scanning techniques, increase proper utilization of ergonomic equipment, attend conferences or subscribe to ultrasound journals that would keep them informed of current trends in sonography like fusion imaging, elastography, and ultrasound contrast imaging.” – Yonella Demars, MSRS RDMS (Ab, Ob/Gyn, PS) RVT
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