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Texas Sonography Tech Careers and Degrees

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Receiving Your Sonogram Technician Training in Texas

If you are looking for a sonography technician program, Texas has plenty to offer with over 20 accredited schools. There are sonography schools offering Associates degrees or certificates in cities all across the state, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. There are community and technical colleges, universities and private institutions that offer sonography programs. Sanford-Brown College is one of the largest schools in Texas, with branches in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. Both Associates degrees and Certificates are offered depending on the campus.

For most sonography tech programs, there is an on-campus lecture component, a lab component, and a clinical component. Most schools offer an Associates degree as well as an Advanced Certificate in Sonography. The Associates degree can sometimes include practicum hours. This is a great way to really become familiar with the workplace. According to educationnews.org, the number of students graduating from sonography programs in Texas is increasing. The majority of graduates are obtaining an Associate's degree in sonography.

Sonography Technician Licensing in Texas

There is no official licensing or certification requirements in Texas, but the end goal for many sonogram technicians is to become ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) certified. This is recognized as the highest standard in professional competency in the field. To take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) Examination to become ARDMS certified, you must either graduate from an accredited sonography program or complete a two-year allied health education program along with 12 months of full-time clinical ultrasound experience. Becoming ARDMS certified is a voluntary process. Other certification that is required to become a sonographer can be obtained through CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International) or ARRT (American Registry for Radiologic Technicians). If you choose to specialize in an area such as neurosonology, there are separate certifications that would be beneficial to career advancement. Any or all of these certifications will improve your marketability to potential employers.

Career Outlook for Sonogram Technicians in Texas

Sonographers can choose to work in clinics, hospitals, private practice offices, laboratories, or public health facilities. Careers are not limited to being a technician; opportunities exist for career advancement in administration, education, research, sales representatives for equipment, and technical advisors. Overall, the outlook for a career in sonography in is bright and the perfect place to begin your journey towards that career is by graduating from one of the many diagnostic medical sonography programs in Texas.


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Texas

Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography - Echocardiography
Advanced Technical Certificate in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography - Vascular Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography - Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography - Vascular Technology

Austin Community College District (Austin, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography)
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiology
Enhanced Skills Certificate in Vascular Technology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions (San Antonio, TX)
Programs Offered:
Accredited Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Accredited Program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Accredited Program in Radiologic Technologist

Brightwood College (Fort Worth, TX / San Antonio, TX)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant - Diploma
Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant - AS
Medical Assistant - Diploma
Medical Office Specialist - Diploma
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician - Diploma
Phlebotomy/EKG Technician - Diploma

Career Education Corporation (Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Technology

Dallas County Community College District (Dallas, TX)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Advanced Training Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate of Applied Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Del Mar College (Corpus Christi, TX)
Programs Offered:
Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Echocardiography
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General

El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Everest College (Arlington (Mid Cities), TX / Ft. Worth South, TX)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Everest Institute (Austin, TX / Bissonet, TX / Hobby, TX / San Antonio, TX)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant (Diploma)
Dental Assistant Diploma
Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma
Medical General Diploma
Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma

Fortis College (Grand Prairie, TX / Houston South, TX)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant - Diploma
Medical Assisting - Diploma
Radiologic Technology - Diploma (Grand Prairie, TX)
Sterile Processing Technician - Diploma
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Grand Prairie, TX)
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Houston South, TX)

Houston Community College (Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography

Lamar Institute of Technology (Beaumont, TX)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Lone Star College System - Cyfair (Cypress, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

Lone Star College System - Kingwood (Kingwood, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

Lone Star College System - Montgomery (Conroe, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

Lone Star College System - North Harris (Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

Lone Star College System - Tomball (Tomball, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology
Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

Midland College (Midland, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Remington College (Fort Worth, TX / Garland, TX / Houston Southeast (Webster), TX / North Houston (Greenspoint), TX)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting- Diploma
Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope)- Diploma
Medical Assisting- Diploma
Medical Billing and Coding- Diploma
Pharmacy Technician- Diploma

Southern Careers Institute (San Antonio (South), TX)
Programs Offered:
Pharmacy Technician
St Philips College (San Antonio, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Radiography Technology

The College of Health Care Professions (Houston, TX)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound - AAS Degree
Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist Program

(Brownsville, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Tyler Junior College (Tyler, TX)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology


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