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Sonography Technician Careers and Degrees


(found programs from 23 schools)


Receiving Your Sonogram Technician Training in Washington

It's the responsibility of any ultrasound technician to learn to capture images that will aid in diagnosing the patient's condition. Sound waves are used to accomplish this goal. You will learn to work in hospitals, medical centers, clinics, diagnostic imaging labs, and healthcare centers. Sonographers are also responsible for assisting the medical practitioner when analyzing the patient's disease. You will also learn how to produce quality images of the kidneys, abdomen, heart, pancreas, and spleen and how to maintain the equipment that is used.

Classes in ultrasound technician schools will teach you to think critically and to be productive and efficient in the field. You will learn human anatomy, physiology, patient care, ultrasound physics, pathophysiology, and patient care. You should know subjects such as physics, biology, and English to succeed in this field.

During training, there are ample opportunities for hands-on training. This type of training is required to effectively complete the program. Depending on the program of study and the school attended, the program can take between two and four years to complete. You will be able to help others and have a certain degree of job security. Here are a few of the schools in Washington that offer sonography technician programs; Bellevue College, Columbia Basin College, Seattle University, Spokane Community College, and Tacoma Community College.

Sonography Technician Licensing in Washington

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) are the two best licensing scenarios that every sonography technician should be aware of when completing a degree program. The program will require learning the requirements and taking a test to prove ARRT is a professional credential criteria that is stricter and positions you to be ready for the federal licensure requirement. To remain certified, there should be a three-year period of retraining and continuing education to remain in good standing.


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Traditional On Campus Programs:

Washington

Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Arts in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Associate in Arts in Radiologic Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences: Medical Dosimetry Concentration
Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences: Radiation and Imaging Management Concentration
Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences: Radiation and Imaging Technology Concentration
Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences: Radiologist Assistant Concentration
Certificate of Accomplishment in CT Imaging
Certificate of Accomplishment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Certificate of Completion in Breast Ultrasound
Certificate of Completion in Imaging Aide

Everest College (Everett, WA / Tacoma, WA)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant Diploma
Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Spokane Community College (Spokane, WA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiology Technology

Tacoma Community College (Tacoma, WA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Science


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