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As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS), also known as an Ultrasound Technologist, you can work with providers, specialists, and surgeons in all phases of procedures. Sonographers specialize in creating images, sonograms or ultrasounds, of structures inside the body. Doctors use these images to help them diagnose and treat many patient medical conditions.
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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate degree program teaches students the technical skills needed to be successful in their jobs, like performing diagnostic procedures and obtaining images, identifying abnormal pathology within the body, oral or written summary of exams to doctors for diagnosis.
Performing an ultrasound is a non-invasive way to visualize internal organs often used first to detect for disease. Therefore, it is the perfect career for those interested in going into the healthcare field. Diagnostic medical sonographers have an important role in conducting and interpreting initial imaging tests to help narrow down a patient’s diagnosis and quickly get them the care they need.
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Have you been thinking of a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or are you searching for the right DMS program near you? Concorde can help you realize your career aspirations through an associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography as you prepare for this exciting, fast-growing field of diagnostic healthcare.
With trained facilities and educators who have years of practical experience working in healthcare, reach out and learn about our classes and requirements today!
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
ᵊCredit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.
‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
National Employment Demand (2020-2030)
Diagnostic medical 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 Diagnostic Medical 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.
To prepare competent entry-level general 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.
Job opportunities for medical sonographers is forecast to grow as demand for medical care rises.
- 14% National Job Growth projected from 2020-2030*
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, diagnostic medical sonographers, will prove to be valuable because imaging technology is a tool used to help make diagnoses.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- healthcare occupational outlook handbook, the national projected job demand between 2020-2030 for diagnostic medical sonographers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm
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