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
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...]
Smart sonography students in 2015 take advantage of available and needed campus services to find success. Counseling is one of those services available to students pursuing a sonography education. Too many people think that seeking advice from a counselor is an admission of failure, but in reality it is wise to get help when experiencing an excessive amount of stress. Schools have counseling … [Read more...]
Are sonography trade school degrees as respected as sonography degrees from universities? Many factors come into play when applying for a Diagnostic Medical Sonography position in 2015. They include the type of sonography degrees held in the job applicant pool, employer minimum job requirements, and many others. However, the bottom line is this: Schools for ultrasound tech being considered should … [Read more...]
All 2015 CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonographers programs require communication course credits as prerequisites or general education requirements. The reason is simple: They must deal with patients in various physical and emotional states. Sonographers must always maintain composure and utilize positive communication skills, even when patients are irritable, impatient, angry or … [Read more...]