Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares students to perform general sonography on the abdomen, pregnant and non-pregnant pelvis, fetal structures and fetal measurements, superficial structures and segments of the vascular system.
This program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon successful completion of the program you could acquire the RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) credential in Abdomen and Obstetrics by passing the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) exam, or the RT (S) (Registered Technologist—Sonography) in Abdomen and Obstetrics by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam. These credentials could open additional doors to employment.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is expected to increase by twenty percent between 2016 and 2026. The salary range in Ohio is $48,920 to $81,630 with a median salary of $63,030.1
Financial aid available for those who qualify.
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2032.00, retrieved 4/1/2019
Stautzenberger College offers a comprehensive, hands-on program to help you develop the skills to work as a medical sonographer using ultrasound imaging equipment to “see” inside the body non-invasively.
Program length – 19 months
Diagnostic Medical Sonography -- Class of 2017
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The program includes a blend of academic and clinical classes to help you understand the art and science of sonography. You’ll study anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of scanned organs, and learn the appropriate scanning protocols. The externship component includes a progressive supervised training experience in a clinical environment.
This comprehensive program also includes course work in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree.
Also known as ultrasound technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. People are most familiar with the ultrasound procedure that produces images of an unborn baby. Sonograms are also useful in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the abdomen, breasts, heart and blood vessels and, more recently, in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.
Demand for diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow by 14% with 27,500 new job openings through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16