PICTURE A CAREER IN ULTRASOUND

A student in lab using an ultrasound machine

A student in lab using an ultrasound machine

Sonography is a dynamic career choice; it’s a profession that has grown significantly over the past 20 years and one that, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, is forecast to continue to grow by about 18% over the coming years, that’s faster than the average for all occupations*.

A diagnostic medical sonographer, also known as an ultrasound technologist, is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body; unlike X-rays, sonography creates images without the use of radiation.  Sonography can be used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart, and blood vessels.

A sonographer places a small device against the patient’s skin near the body area to be imaged; this transducer sends a stream of high frequency sound waves into the body. These waves reflect and bounce differently off the internal structures in the body.  They are then analyzed by a computer that creates an image of the structure(s) on a television screen; physicians then use these images to assist them as they make a medical diagnosis.

A mix of classroom instruction, lab practice, and clinical field experience, the Carrington College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a general sonography program that can be completed in as few as 16 months; it culminates in a Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Our graduates leave Carrington College with the necessary skills and knowledge to help them gain entry level employment as a medical sonographer in a variety of medical settings, including clinics, hospitals, private physician offices, public health facilities, or laboratories.

If you can picture yourself enjoying a career in sonography, you can find out more about the Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program, available only at our Carrington College Mesa campus, by calling Enrollment Services at Carrington College at 1.877.204.4718, or you can complete this online form.  Submit the form and we’ll contact you to answer any questions you may have, and help you get started.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 Ed.).

14 thoughts on “Picture a Career in Ultrasound

  1. lili

    Thanks for the info, a promising job indeed. Too bad I live
    so far away..

  2. Eva

    Your Post Picture a Career in Ultrasound | Carrington College is interesting.I like reading Posts on computer equipment…Please keep posting on computer equipment.

  3. Kelsey

    Yeah but they forget to mention that you need to have a 2 year degree before even being able to enter this program

    • Evelyn

      I had no idea I would need two years before studying ultrasound how much he longer would it take to become a ultrasound technician

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  5. Jins Kalapurayil

    looking for different ultrasound certification programs and how to enroll in the program

  6. Afsoon

    Hi ,I need an appointment to talk you about ultrasound.

    • At this time, Carrington College does not offer the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

  7. Julianna maxwell

    I am interested in getting.my degree in sonography/ sonogram her ultra sound tech. Would like to start this coming year.

    • Hi Julianna. At this time, Carrington College does not offer the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. We hope you’re able to find a college that fulfills your needs and helps you advance to a great career.

  8. Cassie

    is the program offered online or only at the one campus?

    • Hi Cassie. At this time, Carrington College does not offer the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. We hope you’re able to find a college that fulfills your needs and helps you advance to a great career.

      • Jessica

        Why did they get rid of the program?

  9. Kenzie

    Can I take the Radiology program in order to become an Ultrasound Tech?

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