Common Questions About the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

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The field of medical sonography and ultrasound is growing rapidly. At Cambridge, we offer high-quality education to prepare you for a career in this field through our Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. 

We offer advanced training and education plus the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge and experience through our clinical rotations at various area medical facilities. Meeting all industry requirements, this program is everything you need to reach your career goals in medical sonography. 

Where Can I Get an Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

Our Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is offered on-campus only. We offer three different locations in three different areas including Atlanta, Orlando near Altamonte Springs and Palm Beach near Delray Beach.  

Depending on the location of your choice, the curriculum may vary. Some courses are eligible for distance learning through our online education platform for added flexibility and work/life balance. 

How Long Does It Take to Get a Sonography Degree?

Our Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will take approximately 28 months from start to finish. This includes all necessary requirements including clinical rotation and coursework both in-person and online through our online learning platform. 

How Do You Get a Sonography Degree?

To receive a degree in diagnostic sonography, you will need to complete approximately two years of coursework through an accredited institution. Through Cambridge, our curriculum is offered as a hybrid, both online and in-person for the core classes, clinical rotation and labs. Some of the coursework you must complete includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Physics
  • Sonography Anatomy
  • Principles of OBGYN Sonography
  • Principles of Abdominal Sonography
  • Introduction to Vascular Sonography
  • Pharmacology

You will also need to complete clinical externships one through four before your final seminar. 

What Can You Do With an Associate Degree in Sonography?

Digital sonographers use their skill to operate imaging equipment and testing equipment during the diagnostic process. Working in hospitals, doctor’s offices or other medical facilities, sonographers are given the opportunity to focus on various types of imaging including: 

  • Pediatric sonography
  • Breast sonography
  • Gynecologic sonography
  • Vascular sonography 
  • Cardiovascular sonography

Although additional training and education may be required for certain specialties, an Associate Degree in Sonography will prepare you for continuing education or a career in the field. 

With an Associate Degree in Sonography, diagnostic medical sonographers had a median salary of $69,650 as of May 2016. The field is set to experience continued growth, offering new opportunities for sonographers for years to come. 

What’s the Difference Between Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Ultrasound Technicians? 

The two titles, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician are the same title, often used interchangeably. Both use ultrasound and imaging equipment to aid in patient diagnostics and both require an Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography prior to practicing. 

To learn more about Cambridge’s Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, visit our website or give us a call at 877-206-4279.