Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Not every career in medicine requires you to undergo years of medical school. That means if you crave a career that allows you to help people and get involved in the healthcare field, getting a degree in diagnostic medical sonography and ultrasound technology may be right for you.
Diagnostic medical sonography majors operate equipment with special imaging technology to conduct tests on medical patients. These tests and image and results are then used to accurately diagnose conditions and diseases. The program will teach you to use medical sonography equipment to perform ultrasounds that are used to diagnose a number of conditions and diseases. You'll learn more about sonographic data recording and processing and the operation of medical equipment, all while following a code of professional standards and ethics.
During your course of study, you'll take classes in anatomy, medical terminology, and applied sciences. Depending on which school you're attending, you may also be able to specialize in certain areas, like abdominal sonography or breast sonography.
Career opportunities are plentiful. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology and an aging population, it's more important than ever for us to have many caring, qualified employees in the medical field. Students may find themselves working in private practices, public health facilities, or even laboratories.