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Sonography with Cardio-Vascular Specialization (ACC)

In Central Texas, there is a growing demand for specialized sonographers trained in cardio-vascular technology. To help you enter this high-demand field, we’ll support you in earning one of two associate degrees offered at Austin Community College along with a certification.


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 the action of the heart (echocardiography). 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 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.

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Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Health Science

County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop

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Career Driven Skills Needed:

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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.