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Cardiac Technician Careers and Degrees


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Overview of Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography) Programs in New York

Becoming a Cardiac Ultrasound Sonographer can provide you with a career that works with patients using breakthrough technology. The rapid advances in cardiovascular medicine are largely due to these noninvasive procedures. In addition, New York has a statewide initiative that focuses on the health of their residents as they give support to their in the healthcare industry.

There are multiple CAAHEP accredited programs for students to obtain their education in sonography. To learn more about your options, request program information from the schools listed below.

There are vocational–technical schools, plus several colleges and universities with two and four year cardiac sonography degrees. There is no state license required, but students should attend accredited programs and obtain their certification from ARDMS to find jobs that will satisfy their career goals.

Echo Tech/Cardiac Ultrasound Education in New York

Hudson Valley Community College has a Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This program require one year, it requires a minimum of an associate degree in an allied health program.

Suny Downstate Medical Center offers a Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program for Sonography, and they know sonographers are a key part of the healthcare team. Their program is a two-year, upper division college program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

The Hunter Business School has an Allied Health Division for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This certificate program requires either a bachelor's degree or an associate degree from a patient care related allied health program.

The curriculum along with the clinical courses totals 2,442 actual hours and likely includes:

  • Vital Signs, CPR and Basic First Aid (15 hours)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to DMS, Patient Care and Ethics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cross- Sectional Anatomy (Abdominal and Pelvis)
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy (Chest)
  • Acoustic Physics I, II
  • Sonographic Procedures (Abdomen and Small Parts
  • Sonographic Procedures (OB/GYN)
  • Three courses in General Sonography Lab
  • Seminars in Advance Topics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professional Development
  • Registry Review
  • Cardiac Sonography Lab I, II and procedures
  • Clinical Extension I, II, III, IV, V

Many of these courses are 40 or 50 hours, but the bulk of the required hours are spent at various externship sites where you will all learn to apply your newly acquired skills.

You are prepared to take the credential examination from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) exam is accepted in the community of your knowledge and expertise, and employers will look at your resume for this credential.

If you need assistance with your finances, complete a FAFSA application, which is a federal grant program, and there are also federal student loan programs available. New York state also has a TAP application, which is listed on the FAFSA form. If you are a New York resident HESC will receive your information from the FAFSA application, and they will send you directions to complete the TAP application online.

In addition, New York State provides a SUNY or Cuny tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in all New York high schools. If you complete your associate or bachelor's degree and agree to work a STEM field in New York for five years after graduation, you will receive an annual award for full-time study that equals your tuition.

Echo Tech Careers In New York

Job opportunities may be found in hospitals, multiple ultrasound companies, ultrasound manufacturing corporations, physicians' offices, medical research facilities or ultrasound educational programs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a mean annual income of $57,950 in 2014 for New York Cardiovascular Technologists.

The demand for sonographers is expected to increase by a rate of 39 percent by 2022. This is the diagnostic tool of choice in medical settings. You will be bringing analytical skills, critical judgment and your expertise to your job. This is a career that is challenging, but with a good deal of potential job security.

Contact the schools listed below to learn more about your options for becoming a cardiac ultrasound technician in New York.


Featured Online Schools:

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

New York

Branford Hall Career Institute (Albany, NY)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant - Certificate
Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate

Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, NY)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate
Echocardiography Certificate

Institute of Allied Medical Professions (New York, NY)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Mildred Elley (Albany, NY)
Programs Offered:
Clinical Medical Assistant - Certificate
Medical Assistant - Associates

Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)
Programs Offered:
Cardiovascular Technology Program
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate in Echocardiography

Sanford-Brown Institute (Garden City, NY)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Trocaire College (Buffalo, NY)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate
Echocardiography Certificate

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) (New York, NY)
Programs Offered:
A.S. Health & Human Services
A.S. Health Sciences (Medical Admin. Assistant)
A.S. Health Services (Pharmacy Technician)
A.S. Healthcare Management
A.S. Medical Billing & Coding

Western Suffolk BOCES (Northport, NY)
Programs Offered:
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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