Ultrasound Technician Degree - Online and Campus Programs

An ultrasound technician is a medical professional who uses an instrument called a transducer to transmit high frequency sound waves into a patient's body to create images of internal organs, tissues, blood vessels, and other structures. Ultrasound imaging is one of the fastest-growing fields in medical diagnostic technology. In conjunction with other diagnostic techniques such as radiology and magnetic imaging, ultrasound can help provide physicians with the accurate diagnosis of many medical conditions. Long associated with pregnancy, ultrasound is now being used not only for imaging, but also for therapeutic treatment and prevention of certain medical conditions.
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Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Locations:  Nashville, TN Miami, FL Port Saint Lucie, FL More...

Programs:
  • Radiologic Technology
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The path to a brighter future isn’t always clear. We face roadblocks and detours. Sometimes, we make a wrong turn and get lost. No matter where you are in your journey, Baker College can help you move forward to a rewarding career.

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Locations:  Auburn Hills, MI Owosso, MI Jackson, MI More...

Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Abdomen/OB-GYN)
  • Cardiac Sonography
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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 Clifton, NJ

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  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)

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How to Prepare for a Career as an Ultrasound Technician

It is important to get the proper education for an ultrasound technician career. If you decide to pursue an ultrasound technician degree, you need to consider a number of things. First, determine if you want a two-year associate's degree, a four-year bachelor's degree, or a technical institute certificate. Second, make sure that the ultrasound technician program you choose is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), or another accrediting body. Third, consider the specifics of the program; is it more technologically or more practically oriented? How much actual supervised clinical experience is included? Fourth, determine the cost and whether financial aid programs are available. And finally, ask about the success of program graduates in achieving certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The employment outlook for a diagnostic medical ultrasound technologist is excellent, with the Bureau of Labor statistics (BLS) projecting an 18 percent by 2018. The annual salary for an ultrasound technologist ranges from a low of $43,600 to a high of $83,950.