Diagnostic Medical Sonography
It’s a girl! The gender and developmental progress of unborn babies is just one kind of information that diagnostic medical sonography provides for doctors and their patients. Sonographers use sophisticated sound technology to create images that help physicians monitor pregnancies and other conditions and diseases within the human body. If you enjoy working with both people and technology, have good physical stamina and an analytical eye, and aim for a career in health care, then a career as an ultrasound technician may be for you. Diagnostic medical sonographers in California are well-paid, earning a median annual income of $78,780. If you imagine yourself in a career working hands-on in a clinical setting providing care and vital information for patients and doctors, read on to learn more about our program.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound
Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation
Did you know?
Overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Complete our associate-degree program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in diagnostic medical sonography.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Earn a certificate of achievement or an associate degree to enter this high-paying field.
Explore our associate-degree program to prepare for a career in diagnostic imaging
Earn an associate degree to enter this field or choose our specialization certificate to upgrade an existing credential
Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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CTE Outreach Specialist
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