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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ACC)

In Central Texas, there is a growing demand for skilled sonographers trained in cardiovascular or medical-vascular imaging. To enter this high-demand field, pick from the two options below, and we’ll pay for not only your associate degree (AAS) but also your required advanced technical certificate (ATC). With both awards, you’ll be ready for your new career!

Note: We also support a sonography program at Temple College: Sonography w/ Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Specialization »

What is sonography? Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to provide crucial medical insights. Cardiovascular sonographers specialize in demonstrating the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels. Medical-vascular sonographers specialize in demonstrating the structure and function of abdominal organs, small parts, blood vessels, and obstetrics/reproductive organs. Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, linings, and organ tissues to look for anomalies such as masses, blockages, or fluid accumulations. They observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort, then they provide sonogram images and a summary of findings to physicians for use in a medical diagnosis. While Sonography uses computer-based imaging technology, the patient care aspect of Sonography is equally important. Interpersonal skills are a must to learn and work as a sonographer.

Career Details

Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Health Science

County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell

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Career Driven Skills Needed:

Health Driven Skills

Good communication, empathetic, self-monitoring, attentive, independent, trained in ultrasound, cardiology, basic life support, anatomy, and pathology

Salary Trends:

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Average salary for experienced professionals is $76K. Entry-level pay starts around $27/hr or $56K/year.