How to Select an Ultrasound College
When choosing a school for ultrasound technology, students should consider the school's career services and career placement history. Look for schools that offer specialization, or cater to your specific career needs. Some schools may have stronger relationships with potential employers or a superior reputation that offers students an edge in finding employment, while others offer a more academic program.
Further considerations for students in this field:
- Consider the types of credentials a school offers; programs in diagnostic medical sonography usually culminate either in a certificate or associate's degree.
- Certificate programs in sonography are tailored for students who already hold a healthcare-related degree, and build on a student's existing knowledge by providing a specifically tailored set of skills.
- Associate of Applied Science programs in ultrasound technology are intended for students who have not previously completed a degree program and who wish to work in medical sonography.
- Evaluate available specializations within sonography: some schools offer specialized programs in the use of ultrasounds for specific conditions, parts of the body or types of patients, including cardiac sonography, pediatric sonography and obstetric sonography.
10 Schools with Diagnostic Medical Sonography
|Miami Dade College||4-year, Public|
|Houston Community College||2-year, Public|
|Northern Virginia Community College||2-year, Public|
|Lone Star College System||2-year, Public|
|College of Southern Nevada||4-year, Public|
|Austin Community College District||2-year, Public|
|Valencia Community College||4-year, Public|
|Broward College||4-year, Public|
|University of Iowa||4-year, Public|
|Tidewater Community College||2-year, Public|