Diagnostic Medical Sonographers – also known as Ultrasound Technician s- play a big role for patients by using specialized equipment to examine many different parts of the body. While looking at parts of the body like the abdomen, heart and blood vessels they can detect heart disease, heart attacks, and other vascular diseases.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers typically:
- Perform Diagnostic Procedures
- Understand Diagnostic Images
- Analyze technical information
- Provide technical findings to the doctor
And much more!
At Cambridge Delray Beach, we offer a 28-month program to receive your Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. And what’s even better? This program is partly online! This means that for some of your classes you can work form the convenience of your own home.
Once you have earned your degree you will be prepared with all the necessary experience and skills for the industry and will be ready to pass the registry test to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and/or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS).
What is great about this degree is that Sonographers are needed everywhere. With this career path you can go to a variety of medical facilities like hospitals, clinics, private doctors and medical units.
The opportunities don’t stop in the field either. Once you have your degree the doors to education, administration, and research also open to you!
Popular job titles for Cambridge DMS graduates include:
- Ultrasound Technician
- Ultrasound Technologist
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Echo Technologist
- Echocardiology Technician
With all the countless career opportunities, the Job outlook is also great! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is expected to grow faster that the average for all occupations through 2016. With more and more of the population aging, the demand for Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Technology grows as well. On top of the ageing population, spots for sonographers will open due to the permanent retirement of current specialist.
Sonography is even more favorable due to the fact that the process does not require radiation exposure, so people today look at Sonography as a much safer alternative. Also with the rapidly evolving technologies, sonographic technology is expected to evolve as well- introducing new Sonography procedures such as: 4-D-Ultrasound.
Today Hospitals are the main employer of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and will continue to remain so for the coming years. However, there is an expected growth for employment in offices of physicians and in medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers.