Do you want to become a sonographer but don't know where to start out? This 8-step guide will help you find your way. … [Read more...]
Ultrasound Technician Education: Steps to Become an Ultrasound Technician and Locate a School Near You
You will benefit from this extensive section on ultrasound technician education, which includes admission requirements, the various choices of ultrasound technician schools and programs offered, their expected costs, and necessary coursework, skills and training. The section continues with available financial aid for which students may be eligible, and ultrasound certification and licensure. This section then concludes with continuing education requirements for those already working as sonographers.
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Accredited Sonography Schools Directory
The interactive chart below includes 255 local universities, colleges and schools in the United States, which offer CAAHEP accredited diagnostic medical sonography programs and ARRT recognized diagnostic medical sonography programs as of 2015. There are a few schools offering accredited online ultrasound technician programs for students who prefer distance education. The programs include general … [Read more...]
Students researching sonography programs for the first time will come across unfamiliar words. Every profession and industry has a unique language. It is important to get comfortable with the ultrasound terminology to make sure there is full understanding of the material being read. Words like ‘didactic’ and ‘multi-modality’ may not mean much to someone unfamiliar with college level or health … [Read more...]
Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs are more competitive than ever in 2015. Each CAAHEP accredited program has to limit enrollment in order to ensure students get the right amount of faculty attention and have access to clinical training. That should not discourage anyone from submitting a student application. It should encourage anyone with a strong interest in becoming an ultrasound … [Read more...]
Before a student is admitted into a sonography program in 2015 (sonography programs by state) or later, it is necessary to take the TEAS test for sonographers. TEAS is a standardized test administered to people applying for admission into health sciences programs. The CAAHEP accredited sonography programs have a limited number of openings each session, so the program staff want to admit those who … [Read more...]
Most ultrasound technician schools accept international students in 2015. However, students must complete extra steps, such as obtaining the I-20 form. This is in addition to the completion of the normal application forms required by the school and the sonography program. In other words, the international student goes through three application processes. It is a lengthy process, so it is important … [Read more...]
The frequently asked questions about Diagnostic Medical Sonographer training about sonography programs cover important topics like the best strategy for finding CAAHEP accredited sonoography programs or the program requirements. However, people are savvy in 2015 and now ask questions that reflect modern life, like school-life balance and allergies. Following are some of the not-so-common FAQs … [Read more...]
Medical sonographer clinical training is often the one area that ultrasound students are most concerned about for many reasons. They want a good idea of where the clinical sites are located and what is involved in the training. Students want to understand how sites are selected in 2015 and what clinical rotations involve. Many of the questions are answered in the detailed student handbooks which … [Read more...]
As of 2015, students enrolled in CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs are required to purchase professional liability insurance for sonographers. The insurance provides students the assurance that claims made against them are covered in the event of an accident and/or negligence while participating in clinical training or delivering services to patients. It is important to understand what the … [Read more...]
As the world gets more complex and competitive, it is important to take advantage of all the help available. For sonographers that includes joining professional organizations dedicated to the field of ultrasound. There are many reasons to join and actively participate in the associations as a sonography student or a working sonographer, including networking opportunities, and access to up-to-date … [Read more...]
Once a person decides to become a sonographer, there will be a host of questions. How long does it take to become a sonographer? What are the program requirements as of 2015? What is the average salary a sonographer is paid? Since there are so many questions, the CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician programs offer student information sessions. Most programs require mandatory attendance before … [Read more...]