Upon successful completion of this program, graduate is awarded a completion certificate. Graduates of this program may assume a responsible position as a member of the health team in a hospital, imaging center, doctor’s office, or clinic. Positions may also be available in private practice, industry, or government. Duties may include performing ultrasound scans of the upper abdomen, pelvic area, microscopic / macroscopic anatomy of veins and arteries, or superficial structures.
Positions available to graduates of this program include intermediate level ultrasound technician, entry to intermediate level sonographer/scanner, and assistant to ultrasound/sonograph laboratory technician.
Please go to U.S. Department of Labor for Occupation Outlook & Earnings Handbook.
Although some states require workers in this occupation to be licensed, licensing is not required in California to work in this position. However, some graduates of Ultrasound Technology program maybe eligible Click here to participate in certification examinations from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Although the State of California does not require licensure in diagnostic medical sonography, organizations such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certify the skills and knowledge of sonographers through credentialing, including registration. Because registration provides an independent, objective measure of and individual’s professional standing, many employers prefer to hire Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS).
Registration with ARDMS requires passing a general physical principles and instrumentation examination “SPI” (upon completion of Physics module at ATI College will be eligible sit in this SPI exam immediately), in addition to passing an exam in a specialty such an obstetric and gynecologic sonography, abdominal sonography, or vascular technologist.
Sonographers must complete a required number of continuing education hours to maintain registration with the ARDMS and to stay abreast technological advancements related to the occupation. Graduates of Ultrasound Technology program may be eligible for ARDMS specialty exams.
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