Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound

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Why Should You Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?

CBD College Ultrasound Tech CAAHEP accredited program

As of May 2014 the annual mean salary for Ultrasound Technologists in Southern California was $86,490, and job growth is expected to increase 46% through 2022!* There is a high demand for Ultrasound Technicians both domestically and abroad, so you will experience much versatility and flexibility during the course of your career. If you would enjoy working side-by-side with physicians and radiologists and you enjoy a good challenge, this is the career choice for you!

In as little as 22 months, CBD College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound Associate Degree Program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need to fulfill the responsibilities of a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Ultrasound Technician.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are responsible for many important tasks, including:

  • Preparing patients for procedures and obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient history and supporting clinical data

  • Preparing and maintaining diagnostic imaging
    equipment

  • Performing appropriate ultrasound scanning examinations and proceduresCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

  • Recognizing the differences between normal and abnormal images and other diagnostic information

  • Analyzing images and recording data for interpretation by a physician

  • Recording findings and keeping track of patients' records

  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills with patients and other health care professionals, and acting in an ethical and professional manner.

  • Providing appropriate and compassionate patient care for patients undergoing ultrasound examinations

At CBD College we have day and night classes available to meet our busy students’ needs. We know it’s hard to earn a degree when you may also be juggling a job and a family, so we do what we can to make it easier for you with our flexible class schedules. CBD offers an imaging center that rivals that of any modern medical setting; dedicated faculty and staff; advanced, hands-on training; personalized, one-on-one tutoring; and employment assistance. At no extra cost to you, CBD will continue to offer employment assistance for the entire duration of your career, long after you’ve graduated!

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at CBD College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint-Review Commission on Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

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