How to Become an Ultrasound Technician

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.
if you want to learn how I ended up in front of you, click here.

Ultrasonography is an important part of the medical field that uses diagnostic medical imaging to create images of internal organs, muscles, and tissues. Specially trained medical professionals are required to perform ultrasounds on a variety of patients to diagnose many different conditions. This is the job of ultrasound technicians.

Next:

Hey, I'm Joshua T. Osborne

In 2015, I said goodbye to 16-hour days and hauling boxes up and down stairs for a living (I was a mover). I became a full-time entrepreneur, and I made my money by helping business owners make money.

They had a need, and because of Virtual Tool Booths., I could fill it. Through the methods taught by my all-time favorite course and mentor, I created a 6-figure business in roughly 6 months. I could retire today (at 37) and never have to worry about money ever again.

Because of Virtual Tool Booths., I was able to quit my job, work online with flexible hours, and move to the mountains (Colorado Springs if you’re wondering)...all while helping real people improve their businesses, incomes, and lives!

For most folks, a college degree is the biggest bill of their lives. I never went to college. So I don’t have any massive bills or giant debts hanging over my head. My greatest education came from Virtual Tool Booths. (for a tiny fraction of what college costs) and it’s the bill that pays ALL the bills - a hundred times over!

I really wanted to share this secret weapon with others, so they could change their lives the way I changed mine. So if you’re not 100% sure about college, or only researching to make someone else happy, Virtual Tool Booths. might be a better option for you.

Want to know how I built this life with no formal education?

Learn More Here

What does an ultrasound technician do?

Ultrasound technicians use special equipment that creates high frequency sound waves to portray images of a particular area of the body to diagnose many different conditions such as the physical health of unborn babies. The images are transmitted, photographed, or videotaped so doctors and other medical professionals can interpret them and make a diagnosis. Ultrasound technicians explain procedures to patients and record their medical history. Throughout the procedures they direct patients into different positions and they create a variety of images. They take measurements, determine values, and analyze the images and present the information to physicians. Ultrasound technicians often specialize in a specific area such as obstetric, neurological, abdominal, cardiac, and breast sonography. Most ultrasound technicians work in hospitals and medical diagnostic centers.

What kind of training does an ultrasound technician need?

Ultrasound technicians need at least a high school diploma and most employers prefer applicants who have formal education. Ultrasound technicians usually complete training programs at vocational and technical schools, community colleges, universities, hospitals, and the military. Coursework often includes courses in anatomy and physiology, patient care, basic physics, medical ethics, and instrumentation. Ultrasound technologists must stay up to date on the advancements in the diagnostic medicine field.

Ultrasound technicians can earn voluntary certification and registration from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to remain competitive in the field. Requirements include passing a series of examinations. Registered ultrasound technicians must complete continuing education credits to maintain their registration.

What are the prospects for a career as an ultrasound technician?

Employment of ultrasound technicians is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 19% from 2006 to 2016 (1). An aging and growing population will create an increased demand for diagnostic imaging and drive job growth.

Job prospects should be favorable especially for ultrasound technicians with extensive experience. Job openings will also arise from the need to replace ultrasound technicians that retire, transfer, or leave the field for other reasons.

How much do ultrasound technicians make?

As of October 2009, ultrasound technicians with less than 1 year experience earned average hourly rates between $17.12 and $24.07. Those with 1 to 4 years experience earned average hourly rates between $20.11 and $27.53 (2).

A career as an ultrasound technician is a great choice for people interested in diagnostic imaging. Ultrasound technologists must have good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential because ultrasound technicians interact with a variety of patients and medical personnel. They must be able to explain technical procedures to patients and make them feel more comfortable.

Joshua T Osborne

Founder/CEO – Mr. & Mrs. Leads

$84K Per Month providing Toll Booth Leads to small business owners all over the United States. 

Degreefinders.com is for anyone who is looking to get out of the daily corporate grind and provide a better lifestyle for themselves and their families while bringing massive value to small business owners. 

You can learn more here.

Follow Me

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.