Ultrasound and Sonography Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Ultrasound technicians or sonographers, also called diagnostic medical ultrasound technologists, truly provide a window into the inner workings of your body. Using specialized wands, these professionals use sound waves to generate 2D or 3D images of organs or embryos that can be viewed on a monitor screen. These images can be photographed or videotaped for diagnostic review by a radiologist or physician. Ultrasound and sonography technicians also take measurements, make calculations, and analyze ultrasound results for reports. Finally, they explain these procedures to patients and confirm medical record data.
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At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Locations:  Asheville, NC Nashville, TN Knoxville, TN

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Radiography
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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.

Locations:  Toms River, NJ West Hartford, CT Clifton, NJ

Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)

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Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.

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Locations:  Newport News, VA

Programs:
  • Medical Radiography - Associate's

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How to Become an Ultrasound and Sonography Professional

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are a number of paths to a career in ultrasound and sonography. These include:
  • Hospital training programs
  • Vocational or technical schools
  • 4-year colleges
  • The Armed Forces
While training length varies, the BLS notes that 2-year ultrasound and sonography programs through technical schools, which typically result in associate degrees, are the most prevalent. Some professionals choose to earn a 4-year bachelor's degree from a college instead. Still others enroll in a less common 1-year program for certification, though these programs are not certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. According to the BLS, the median annual salary of diagnostic medical ultrasound technologists was $61,980 in May 2008, with the middle 50 percent earning between $52,570 and $73,680. While no state requires certification, this voluntary credential can boost employment and salary potential. Job opportunities for ultrasound and sonography technicians are expected to grow faster than the national average through 2018, thanks to an aging population plus increased demand for diagnostic imaging.