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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Find the Inner Sonography Student Learner (with Resources)

Students choosing to become Diagnostic Medical Sonographers have decided they want to help people who have a range of medical conditions. To do a good job it is important to learn how to care for people and not just assist with the diagnosis of diseases or physical problems. While in school, students develop core beliefs. Making the most of the time spent in the ultrasound program is important and … [Read more...]

Taking the Anxiety Out of Clinical Sonography Training

Most Diagnostic Medical Sonography students attending one of the CAAHEP accredited programs will need to complete clinical sonography training, depending on the degree or diploma sought. For many of the students it will be the first time they have worked with real patients. That can create anxiety which is a natural reaction. There are ways to alleviate the anxiety by developing a professional … [Read more...]

Keep Technology in Perspective as a Sonography Student

Becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographers requires studying subjects ranging from sonography principles to physics and developing student technology skills. A major component of sonography work involves using high-tech instrumentation and other computerized equipment and software. The CAAHEP accredited ultrasound technician programs are intense because there is much to learn and many clinical … [Read more...]

Older Students Welcomed as Sonography Students

People of all ages are pursuing degrees in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students over 25 years old may already have a degree in an Allied Health program and want to supplement their professional credentials. Sometimes people decide to pursue a career later in life for personal reasons. As the population ages, the percentage of mature students attending higher education facilities is growing. … [Read more...]

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...]