Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program at IBT
ARRT Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Why train to be an Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
The Healthcare industry in the United States is booming and there is an increasing demand for Allied Healthcare professionals such as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Also called Ultrasound Technicians, these individuals are valuable members of the healthcare profession, working with and alongside doctors to diagnose patients. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers have a challenging but very rewarding career; it pays well too! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average hourly wage for this position was $34.49, or $71,750 annually. If you are interested in this important career, IBT has an excellent program for you.
What does an Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer do?
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, commonly called Ultrasound Techs, perform ultrasound studies ordered by physicians. They gather sonographic data in order to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Ultrasound Technicians perform the appropriate procedures and record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data as well as the sonographic data and other relevant observations made during the procedure. Ultrasound Technicians are also responsible for verifying patient history and health status, communicating with patients and physicians as needed, and consulting with medical professionals on patient results
Where can an Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer work?
Ultrasound Technicians are medical professionals that may work in any medical environment, in any part of the country. Approximately 60% of Ultrasound Technicians work in hospitals, while others work in private physician offices, outpatient diagnostic imaging clinics, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers.
What is the job outlook for Ultrasound Technicians/Diagnostic Medical Sonographers?
The Healthcare industry in the United States is rapidly growing, and demand for less invasive diagnostic techniques is growing as well. As a result, Ultrasound Technicians are in high demand! The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the field to grow by 26% through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Why train to be an Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Sonographer at IBT?
IBT’s Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level positions in the field. IBT uses hands-on training techniques to teach students how to correctly operate ultrasound diagnostic equipment, record and analyze findings, select and capture the best images, take measurements, make calculations, and communicate findings to the patient, the doctor, and the rest of the medical team. IBT students also learn human anatomy and physiology in order to distinguish the normal from the abnormal.
Graduates of IBT’s Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Sonographer program will be thoroughly prepared to enter into the workforce.
If you are interested in a medical career that is satisfying and challenging, look into IBT’s Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program!
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