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Orlando, FL: Are you interested in the field of sonography? Most people think of sonographers as the professionals who perform ultrasounds on pregnant women. This is an important part of the field of sonography, but there is much more to this field!
At the American College of Medical Careers, we offer a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program that can be completed in less than two years, if you have the correct prerequisites. To learn more about this career field, continue reading.
What is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
Diagnostic medical sonographers are professionals who operate sonography equipment to take images and conduct tests. The images and tests help physicians to diagnose medical conditions.
Sonography is used to take images of many different areas of the body including the heart, liver, eyes, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, thyroid, and reproductive organs. These images are then used by physicians to diagnose conditions and develop treatment approaches. Sonography can also be used during surgical procedures in order to help guide surgeons as they perform operations.
How do I become a diagnostic medical sonographer?
Diagnostic medical sonography training can be completed in less than two years if you have the right admissions requirements. To be eligible, you will need either a bachelor’s degree in any major or an associate’s degree in an allied health field acceptable to ACMC. If you are interested, be sure to contact our admissions representatives to be sure you meet the admissions requirements.
Once you have been accepted into the program, your coursework will include a combination of lectures and classes, as well as laboratory work where you will gain the clinical skills to perform ultrasounds. Some of the courses you take will include anatomy and physiology, Doppler physics, physiology, and pathology. You will learn technical skills during a series of practicums and instrumentation courses.
What are the benefits of this career field?
Many people find diagnostic medical sonography to be a rewarding field. Sonographers play a very important role in the healthcare system because they provide the images and data that physicians need to diagnose medical conditions. Knowing that you are contributing to a patient’s health can be a gratifying feeling.
Another benefit of choosing this career path is the positive job outlook predicted by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. The handbook predicts, “Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is projected to grow 26 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” This positive job growth is another reason that people are choosing to get trained in this field.
If you are interested in getting trained at ACMC, contact us online today. We hope you begin your new career path with us!