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Illinois Sonography Tech Careers and Degrees

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Receiving your Sonogram Technician Training in Illinois

When you are in sonogram technician training program in Illinois, you might be enrolled in classes such as the anatomy of the human body or clinical pathology. You may also learn to use ultrasound equipment with and without patients.

There are two options when you enroll in sonogram technician training. If you apply for an associate's degree, it will take two years to obtain. If you apply to a bachelor's degree program, you can expect to complete more academic classes, but a similar amount of hands-on training to learn how to use the equipment properly. The bachelors degree will grow over a period of four years.

Students can enroll in a diagnostic medical sonography certificate or an applied science degree program when in Illinois. Again, most of the degree programs will require between one and four years.

Sonography Technician Licensing in Illinois

Certificates in diagnostic medical sonography in Illinois will require between one and two years to complete. Students must complete a training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Illinois may require one year of work in a clinical setting. This work should be sponsored by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) to obtain licensing. The certification process begins with ARDMS, and the application process can begin online.

The duration will depend on the type of program you want to complete. Many people will enroll in certificate sonography program in Illinois and be required to complete classes such as sonography physics, clinical pathology, anatomy of the human body, imaging and echocardiography, and ultrasound equipment. These classes will prepare people for the certificate level classes.

Career Outlook for Sonogram Technicians in Illinois

Diagnostic medical sonographers is a field that is expected to grow 44 percent from 2010 to 2020, as reported by the BLS. This is a good statistic for most people who are looking for job stability. Experts expect that the use of sonography will continue to increase as patients request to decrease exposure to radiation and invasive procedures. Diagnostic medical sonographers may find jobs in outpatient care and also in hospitals, but they are more likely to find a job in an outpatient facility since that's the recent trend.


Illinois

American Intercontinental University Online (Schaumburg, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology
Bachelor of Healthcare Management - HSA Mgt

Baker College Online (Warrenville, IL)
Programs Offered:
Health Services Administration - Bachelor
Carl Sandburg College (Galesburg, IL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Vascular Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography

College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Imaging
Danville Area Community College (Danville, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Harper College (Palatine, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

John A Logan College (Carterville, IL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Cardiac Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Lewis University - Online (Romeoville, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Vascular Ultrasound Technology
Lincoln Technical Institute (Melrose Park, IL)
Programs Offered:
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Orlando)
X-Ray Technician - Diploma (Orlando)

Rasmussen College (Aurora, IL)
Programs Offered:
Accelerated Health and Wellness Bachelor Degree-Completion Program
Accelerated Healthcare Management Bachelor Degree-Completion Program
Health Information Management Bachelor

South Suburban College (South Holland, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

Triton College (River Grove, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Vatterott College (Fairview Heights, IL / Quincy, IL)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant - Diploma
Medical Assistant - Associate
Medical Assistant - Diploma
Medical Assistant with Office Management - Associate


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