Ultrasound Tech Information and Career Resources
Are you excited to learn more about choosing an ultrasound program and career? These articles and resources are meant to tell you all sort of things that sometimes don’t fit neatly into education-focused pages on our site.
After all, sonography is a wide-open field, with several growing opportunities for students. We are continually updating this section with new resources for sonography students that we feel are important.
And if you have ideas for ways we can help you and others understand ultrasound careers better, please let us know!
After you browse these articles about ultrasound jobs, we encourage you to review your education and training options.
Typically, ultrasound careers result in the following areas of focus:
- Abdomen/Small Parts
When you read these articles, keep in mind that your responsibilities and job experience will depend on the kind specialty you choose from those above, along with the type of office you work in. When you choose a program, this will be an important part of your research.
That’s why we encourage you to research as many articles and resources about these four areas as possible.
And don’t forget to continue browsing through our list of associations and organizations below. It’s important to keep your ear to the ground in order to stay on top of your professional game. We’ll tell you how to network with other ultrasound and healthcare professionals to make sure you’re always positioned for success!
- Calculating Your Return on Investment for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Training
by UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com on February 10, 2021
- We Are Called Sonographers; Ultrasound is the Technology We Use to Create Sonograms
by UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com on December 9, 2020
- When Was Ultrasound Invented?
by Gwen Duzenberry on December 13, 2018
- Types of Medical Imaging & Modalities
by Lyndsay Fundell on October 11, 2018
- Best Professional Organizations for Medical Imaging
by UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com on June 09, 2017
- Best Ultrasound Tech Jobs in 2017
by UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com on May 16, 2017
- What is The Difference Between Ultrasound and Sonography?
April 27, 2017
- A Look at How to Become a Sonography Technician
by UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com on April 25, 2017
- Difference Between an Ultrasound Technician and a Radiologist
April 21, 2017
- What Do Ultrasound Technicians Do
March 14, 2017
- Ten Reasons To Become An Ultrasound Technician
February 21, 2017
- What Are the Top Career Paths Exist for Ultrasound Technicians?
January 17, 2017
Ultrasound Associations & Organizations
As we mentioned above, it is essential to keep up with the latest developments in your industry – no matter what you do.
With such a dynamic and growing field as ultrasound technology, it’s no wonder there are several ways professionals can network. Sure, this list of resources for sonography students can seem daunting the first time you look at it. But after you start digging, you’ll quickly see there are many benefits of joining a sonography society or organization.
Some of them may even help you discover financial aid, grants, and scholarships for sonography students. Others may point you to resources, such as a journal of ultrasound in medicine or other relevant research.
For starters, check out the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). It might be way down the list, but it’s a top-notch organization and nationally recognized. There is a reason why over 28,000 professionals are part of this network. This is where students can mix with educators, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare leaders.
There is a wealth of information, including a helpful Annual Report that can keep you up on the latest state of the industry. The SDMS also hosts an annual conference to tout the latest innovations, management strategies, and other knowledge that can boost your practice.
So, start checking out these nationally recognized ultrasound and sonography organizations and associations right now. And if you have information about an ultrasound organization that we should share, let us know!
How Do Ultrasound Students Tie It All Together?
While you’re looking into ultrasound tech career information, professional associations, and comparing education programs, it’s only natural to start daydreaming of what it will be like to work in a real job environment. Your training will likely include clinical experiences and plenty of hands-on practice with ultrasound equipment.
But there’s one step between training at clinical sites for ultrasound students and stepping into the workplace. That step involves developing the professional skills to create a solid resume and make a great impression on prospective employers.
So make sure you speak with your ultrasound school about their career resources available to students. Once you figure out which career in ultrasound is right for you, it will be much easier to choose the right diagnostic medical sonography continuing education program.
The purpose of this page is to get your wheels spinning in all the different directions to help you with choosing an ultrasound program and career. We will continue to update this page with helpful resources and info to help you with education questions, ultrasound technician exam prep, and ways to make the right decision for your future. After you find what you need, see which programs in your area align with your ultrasound career goals.
Or, if you have questions that we can answer about related healthcare professions and degree programs, please let us know!
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
- American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
- Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
- Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
- Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories
- Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Radiologic Society of North America
- Society for Pediatric Radiology
- Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
- Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Society of Interventional Radiology
- Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
- Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound