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
Sonography training uses a practical, hands-on approach to education. The programs consist of a mix of classes, laboratory work and clinical training. Adding a certificate or degree in sonography to current credentials is a good option for people who have already earned a degree in a healthcare discipline or science field. People trained in disciplines like radiology are seen as benefiting the … [Read more...]
The school directory below includes 214 local universities, colleges and schools in the United States, which offer CAAHEP accredited diagnostic medical sonography programs as of 2015. There are a few schools offering accredited online ultrasound programs for students who prefer distance education. The programs include general sonography programs, cardiac sonography programs, vascular sonography … [Read more...]
If asked to name one important factor to consider while selecting a sonography program, it would be this: Attend a CAAHEP accredited program. That immediately narrows the list, but the student is still left with over 200 high-quality diagnostic sonography programs that are available as of 2015. To narrow the list further, it is necessary to consider other factors like school features, finances, … [Read more...]
Pre-sonography students should prepare well in advance of applying to a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technology programs have similar admission requirements, but to even be eligible to apply the student must have completed designated courses and taken assessment tests. The student also has to make decisions before selecting a sonography program, like the … [Read more...]
Ultrasound programs develop a set of goals and objectives that give students an excellent overview. They are not exactly the same from program to program. Each sonography program creates a unique set of written goals reflecting the school’s culture, primary interests and/or education philosophy. People considering sonography can browse the specific program goals and interests to get a good … [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...]