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
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 36-40 percent of students enrolled in an institution of higher education is 25 years old or older. The non-traditional student is a growing student body. The 25 and over group in 2015 is making it clear that age will not stop them from pursuing a new career. Some of these students will choose to attend a sonography program. … [Read more...]
Most students in the process of reviewing local schools that offer ultrasound technician programs will eventually decide to visit one or more of the campuses. Planning ahead for the visit will ensure each student makes the most of the time spent on campus, getting information important to the final selection. Sonography students will consider general factors such as the campus setting, the range … [Read more...]
Lorain County Community College in Ohio offers a CAAHEP accredited sonography program leading to an Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Like most sonography schools in 2015, the program staff prepared a letter for prospective students to summarize the personal characteristics of a successful ultrasound technician. They are the same qualifies of successful college students. … [Read more...]
Every day, sonography students commute to college campuses to pursue their educational goals. It is estimated that 75 percent of students attending a college or university in 2015 do not live on campus, and included in the group are the sonography students. Commuter students are faced with a number of challenges, including how to make the most of the time spent traveling to-and-from campus. It … [Read more...]
The interactive chart below includes more than 215 local universities, colleges and schools in the United States, which offer over 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 … [Read more...]
Growing population diversity is changing student population and workforce demographics, while greater inclusion has led to awareness that all people should choose a career based on their interests and capabilities. In 2015, sonography is not just for women or recent high school graduates or people of a certain race. Anyone who wants to work in healthcare and is able to meet the educational and … [Read more...]
It is understandable that new sonography students feel excited when starting an ultrasound technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as of 2015. The excitement should not be overshadowed by the importance of starting higher education with the correct mindset. Research has proven that attitude does impact future success. Students … [Read more...]
The sonography students in college during 2015 are focused on mastering ultrasound or sonography imaging skills. However, they are also humans who may let poor habits, bad behaviors or negative relationships derail good intentions. Becoming a sonographer requires meeting the program challenges by taking control of personal success. Each person knows their weaknesses and must strive to overcome … [Read more...]
Everyone has personal and work values, and they influence the career choice and long-term path. When someone decides to become a sonographer in 2015, the values of most importance will provide the foundation for all future effort and endeavors. Having a desire to succeed is not enough. Sonography students need to embrace their values and use them to drive success and consistent effort throughout … [Read more...]