Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technician)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, also known as Ultrasound Technicians, are responsible for operating equipment that produce and record images or conduct tests. Sonography, which utilizes sound waves, has many applications in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the abdomen, breast, heart and blood vessels and, more recently, in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.
Two- and four-year programs are available but two-year programs are most common.
“So You Want to be a Sonographer?” – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
CSU Recommended Coursework
Courses in anatomy, physiology, physics, math and medical terminology are recommended but most programs don’t have specific prerequisite course requirements.
Programs and Preparation
Find programs through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Entrance exams are typically not required
Find information about credentialing requirements for Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) here
Apply to accredited programs individually