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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Tips: Managing a Sonography Program with Gracefulness

One of the interesting facts about starting a sonography program to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is that mixed emotions are often evoked. There is the excitement of finally starting the program and the recognition that this is a major step towards developing a great career as a health professional. At the same time there is concern as to the best way to emotionally and physically manage … [Read more...]

Preparing a High Quality Sonography Scholarship Application

scholarship application for sonography study

Scholarships are an important source of funding for students attending any of the CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician programs. Scholarships are different from other types of financial aid for sonography students because the funders consider factors like past school performance, the student’s demonstration of potential through grades and activities, and career planning. Every scholarship … [Read more...]

Tips for New Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students

After the admission prerequisites are completed, the program and financial aid applications accepted, and the books purchased, the first day of class eventually arrives for Diagnostic Medical Sonography students. The first day of class in a CAAHEP accredited sonography program represents a major step towards starting a rewarding and high paying career in the healthcare industry. Starting off the … [Read more...]

Paying for Sonography School is Easier Than Imagined

Checking out the CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs reveals a large variation in the total costs for tuition and fees. In addition, each school has mandatory and non-mandatory fees for things like parking, health insurance, laboratory classes and others. Sonography students also pay for textbooks, uniforms and immunizations. Figuring out how to pay for everything can be overwhelming so it is … [Read more...]

Sonographer Training: Financial Aid Begins with FAFSA

FAFSA eligibility for sonography training students

Students interested in taking sonographer training accredited by CAAHEP often need help paying for tuition, fees and books. There are many different types of financial aid, including federal and state grants, government backed loans, scholarships administered by the school’s financial aid office, tuition waivers and others. When beginning the search for funding through the financial aid office, … [Read more...]

High School Preparation for Entering an Ultrasound Program

Prepare for entering an ultrasound program

Sometimes a high school student decides a future career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is the right choice. When that is the case, preparing for admission to a CAAHEP accredited ultrasound program can start while the student is still in high school. Taking classes like math, science and English creates a strong foundation for success in an ultrasound technology program in several … [Read more...]

Develop Spatial Ability in Sonography Training

Sonography Training and Spatial Ability

Choosing to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a good decision for people who want to work closely with people in various healthcare settings but are not interested in nursing or radiology. During the career selection process, it is important to thoroughly research typical job requirements. It is just as important to understand the ideal personal abilities needed to do a good job. They … [Read more...]

Qualities of a Successful Sonography Student

Qualities of a Successful Sonography Student

One of the first steps people take before deciding on a career is reviewing educational and professional requirements, average salaries and employment opportunities. However, it is just as important to consider the ideal personal qualities that increase the chances of success while attending school and working. A Diagnostic Medical Sonography student who has the right personality qualities, and … [Read more...]

Advice for Sonography Students

Advising Sonography Students

One of the attractions of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is that sonography students can start a healthcare career with an associate degree that only takes two years to earn. However, it is important to consider more than training time before settling on sonography as a career choice. Doing research on all aspects of the training and job is important to ensuring no false assumptions are made. One … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Ace Your Sonography School Interview

How to Manage an Entrance Interview for an Accredited Sonography Program

Most of the CAAHEP accredited sonography schools have limited class sizes and only accept a small number of new enrollees for each program year. This makes the process very competitive. A major step in the application process is the interview with the faculty in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. This is a step that gives potential students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and … [Read more...]