A cardiovascular sonographer aids physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the cardiovascular system. Using ultrasound and other technology, sonographers collect and evaluate images of the heart, the heart valves and related blood vessels.
Cardiovascular sonographers also evaluate, analyze and record information related to blood vessel anatomy and blood flow of the vessels.
Cardiovascular sonographers work closely with patients. People who choose this career find it rewarding because they are helping others while making a good living doing it.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), diagnostic medical sonographers (including cardiovasular sonographers, cardiovascular technologists/technicians and vascular technologists) will have a much-faster-than-average job growth rate of 17 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Salary ranges vary by state, experience level and type of healthcare facility. The BLS reported that the national median salary in May 2018 for diagnostic medical sonographers (including cardiovasular sonographers, cardiovascular technologists/technicians and vascular technologists) was about $67,080 annually.
The Cardiovascular Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350. www.caahep.org
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The program requires a minimum of 70 credit hours. All students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.
The echocardiography portion of the curriculum focuses on imaging of the heart, looking at the chambers, valves, vessels and functionality of the heart. Students also focus on the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.
The vascular technology portion of the curriculum focuses on the anatomy of the circulatory system to help diagnose and treat conditions involving the venous and arterial systems, including the neck, arms, legs and abdomen.
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Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Prerequisites: SCI 200
Graduates of the Multispecialty Sonography and Cardiovascular Sonography programs will:
OUTCOMES DATA AT GRADUATION
Enrollment (At Start of Program)
|Students Taking VASC Credential
|Students Earning VASC Credential from ARDMS
|Students Earning VASC Credential from CCI
|Total Earning VASC Credential||5||3||5||8||5|
|VASC Credential Success Rate||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|Students Taking CARDIAC Credential||2||3||5||8||5|
|Students Earning CARDIAC Credential from ARDMS||2||3||4||8||5|
|Students Earning CARDIAC Credential from CCI||0||0||0||0||0|
|Total Earning CARDIAC Credential||2||3||4||8||5|
|CARDIAC Credential Success Rate||100%||100%||80%||100%||100%|
OUTCOMES POST GRADUATION
Employment 6 Months after graduation
|Job Placement Rate
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It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Diagnostic Medical Sonography at the O*NET website.
For students applying to Multispecialty Sonography, AS or BS; or Cardiovascular Sonography, AS or BS.
Please develop a thoughtful and organized response to each of the numbered prompts below. Use this as a chance to let the admissions committee get to know you, what your motivation to become a sonographer is, and what excites you to be a part of the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
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Your complete statement should not exceed 1,000 words. If you use any references in the following answers, it is expected that you follow APA formatting guidelines. You may attach your statement to an email and submit it to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instances of plagiarism within an applicant's written statement will disqualify them for acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College due to the College's commitment to academic integrity and stringent plagiarism policies.
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