Finding employment after graduation can be daunting. In addition to applying and interviewing for jobs, finding your ideal position can take a lot of work.
As a diagnostic medical sonography student, you’ll want to take action during your program to increase your job opportunities after graduation. Let’s learn how you can set yourself up for employment success!
Many DMS programs across the nation only include instruction in one modality. This can limit job prospects for graduates and restrict them to seeking employment in one specific ultrasound specialty.
One of the advantages of Cambridge’s DMS program is allowing students to study more than one ultrasound modality. Students get to build a wider range of skills without additional schooling and can access multiple job opportunities in different modalities.
Studying different modalities also opens the door to many work environments. Certain sonography modalities are needed in certain settings. With multiple modalities under your belt, you can apply to a wide variety of institutions, such as hospitals, clinics and specialty offices.
The modalities we offer include:
- Abdominal: This involves producing images of the upper abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen and kidneys.
- OB/GYN: Studying obstetrics and gynecology sonography allows you to work in OB/GYN offices, women’s health clinics, hospitals and more. As an OB/GYN sonographer, you’ll do imaging of unborn fetuses to check gestational development and estimate delivery dates.
- Echocardiography: This modality teaches you to produce imaging of the heart and opens you to employment in hospitals and cardiology clinics. You’ll produce imaging of the heart’s chambers, valves and vessels to help diagnose cardiovascular diseases.
Taking your sonography registry exams before graduation will give you an employment edge. Straight off the bat, you’ll show future employers you have the necessary level of expertise to be an effective sonographer.
Since Cambridge’s Atlanta area, Delray Beach, and Altamonte Springs campuses are CAAHEP accredited college, students are allowed to sit for these exams starting 60 days prior to graduation. Plus, they get to register in three different modalities to increase their job prospects.
If you don’t take the exams before graduation, you may have to study and prepare on your own rather than doing it in-program. This can make taking the exams a longer process and cut you off from immediate job opportunities. Instead of prolonging your job prospects, you can speed up the process by finishing the exams before graduation.
If you’re interested in a rewarding career in diagnostic medical sonography, Cambridge can help you get there. Our clinical externships, job placement assistance and supportive community help DMS students find meaningful employment.