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Are you interested in technology and want to help people? Cardiovascular Sonographers use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose a patient's heart problems. The details give cardiologists a detailed look inside heart, allowing them to diagnose and develop treatment plans.
Cardiovascular Sonography Career
As a Cardiovascular Sonographer (CVS), also known as an Echocardiographer, Cardiac Sonographer, or a Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist, you're trained to use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose heart problems in patients. Cardiac Sonographers capture images of the heart's chambers, valves and blood vessels to aid a cardiologist to diagnose and prepare treatment plans for patients with heart conditions, heart disease or congenital defects.
Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree Program
Concorde Career College's new Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree program provides you with both the key technical and soft skills that healthcare providers demand. Heart health and treatment begin with awareness. In less than two years, you could be ready to pursue a rewarding career in diagnostic medicine with your Cardiovascular Sonography degree.
- Gain skills to conduct ultrasound images of the heart and vascular system, including echocardiograms.
- Learn how to evaluate test quality, record data and produce reports for physicians and other care team members.
- Complete your degree in as few as 20-months of study.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- healthcare occupational outlook handbook, the national projected job demand between 2021-2031 for diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm. Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree Program Overview
Cardiovascular sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.
The Cardiovascular Sonography curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. Clinical sites utilized by the program are geographically dispersed. Students may have to travel outside of the local area for clinical placements.
Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree Program Objectives
To prepare competent entry-level cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Graduates of this program will develop skills to:
- Be clinically competent to perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data;
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to exercise discretion and judgment in performance of diagnostic sonography;
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills; and
- Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession.
Demand for Cardiovascular Sonographers
As our population grows, the need to diagnose medical conditions - such as blood clots and heart disease - will likely increase. In the health care settings where there is a need for an alternative for imaging techniques besides radiation, cardiovascular sonographers, will prove to be valuable because imaging technology is a tool used to help make diagnoses.
Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment or subsequent salary.
Cardiovascular Sonography Program FAQ
Frequently asked questions and answers.
According to BLS.gov, the Cardiovascular Sonography job field is estimated to grow by 10 percent through 2031. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions, such as blood clots and heart disease, will increase and imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.