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Cardiac Technician Careers and Degrees


(found programs from 31 schools)


Cardiac Ultrasound/Echo Technician Programs in Tennessee

Cardiac ultrasound technicians, also referred to as echocardiogram technicians, play a very significant role in the overall healthcare of their patients. By being a critical point of contact for both patients and doctors, Echo Techs place themselves in a unique position in the medical field.

If you want to learn more about how to become an echo tech in Tennessee, you can request program information from the radiology schools listed below.

Echocardiogram techs in Tennessee obtain structural and functional images of the cardiovascular system so a qualified cardiologist can then interpret it and make a diagnosis about hemodynamic, cardiac and vascular health.

Echo Tech/Cardiac Ultrasound Education in Tennessee

Echocardiography technicians are a valuable part of healthcare team gathering critical information for doctors, nurses and other medical staff to ensure the highest level of care for their patients.

Echocardiogram technology is a specialized education program that is offered at many different schools throughout Tennessee. You can find cardiac ultrasound programs either on campus or online to become trained to operate special machines and computers that administer image scans.

Echocardiography tech programs are made up of academic courses as well as hands-on training. Tennessee programs in radiology will offer specific coursework that is acceptable for specialization in cardiac ultrasound. In a general radiology program, you will take core subjects such as anatomy, physiology, medical ethics, records management, and imaging technology.

Depending upon whether you choose an associate's, bachelor's or certificate program, you may get extensive training in the field of cardiac imaging, patient safety and vascular systems imaging. It's important to choose the cardiac ultrasound program that best meets your capabilities, so requesting information from Tennessee ultrasound schools is your crucial first step.

Licensing Requirements for Echo Techs in Tennessee

Most Tennessee ultrasound employers to require that radiology techs receive certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). This means you must complete a program that is AART approved and demonstrate competency using AART required procedures. Once you take and pass the ARDMS exam, you can apply for your license, which must be renewed every two years with 24 hours of continuing education credits.

Working as an Echocardiogram Technician in Tennessee

A beginning echocardiogram technician in Tennessee can expect to earn an average salary of $48,000 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a Tennessee Echo Technician, you can apply for employment in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, urgent care centers, radiology or cardiology clinics, and doctor's offices. Request cardiac ultrasound program information from the Tennessee schools on this page to learn more about getting started in this important medical career.


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Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

Tennessee

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences (Memphis, TN)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors in Health Science with a major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelors in Health Science with a major in Medical Radiography

Brightwood College (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant - AS
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Chattanooga State Community College (Chattanooga, TN)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Cardiovascular Sonography Technical Certificate of Credit
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technical Certificate of Credit
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technical Certificate of Credit

Daymar College (Clarksville, TN / Murfreesboro, TN / Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Billing and Coding Specialist
Billing and Coding Specialist Associate
Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma
Medical Assisting - Associate
Medical Assisting Diploma
Pharmacy Technology Associate
Pharmacy Technology Diploma

Fortis College (Cookeville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Radiologic Technology - Associate (Cookeville, TN)
(Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Associate
Miller-Motte Technical College (Chattanooga, TN / Clarksville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting - Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assisting - Diploma
Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science Degree
Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma
Medical Clinical Assistant - Diploma
Medical Office Assistant - Diploma
Surgical Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Remington College (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting- Diploma
Medical Assisting- Diploma
Pharmacy Technician- Diploma

South College (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:
AAS Physical Therapist Assistant
AS Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
AS Health Science
AS Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy)
AS Radiography
BS Health Science w/Con Computed Tomography
BS Health Science w/Con Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
BS Health Science w/Con Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BS Health Science w/Con Radiation Therapy
BS Health Science w/Concentration in Computed Tomography
BS Health Science w/Concentration in DMS
BS Health Science w/Concentration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BS Health Science w/Concentration in Radiation Therapy
BS Health Science w/Concentration in Radiography
BS Radiation Therapy
CERT Computed Tomography
CERT Magnetic Resonance Imaging
CERT Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
CERT Radiation Therapy

Vatterott College (Appling Farms, TN / Memphis, TN)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant with Limited Radiography - Associate
Medical Assistant with Limited Radiography Tech - Associate Degree
Medical Assistant with Office Management - Associate
Medical Assistant with Office Management - Associate Degree
Medical Assisting Professional - Diploma

Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography


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