Train to be an Ultrasound Technician!
HDMC Offers Innovative SonoSim Training
Are you interested in entering the medical field? Have you considered medical assisting, or phlebotomy, but not sure if they are the right fit for you? Maybe it’s time to consider Ultrasound Technology! At High Desert Medical College, we specialize in training motivated students just like you to enter this highly rewarding medical field. At HDMC, you can get the training you need to enter this rewarding field in as few as 84 weeks! Read on to learn more about HDMC, our Ultrasound Technician diploma program, and how you can get started on your way to this great career!
What is ultrasound technology? Also known as digital medical sonography, ultrasound technology is used in healthcare to produce images of internal organs, soft tissue, and blood vessels, as well as to observe developing fetuses in the womb. Ultrasounds use sound waves, which makes it a less expensive diagnostic method than other imaging techniques, such as MRI or CT scans. As a result, ultrasound is often the preferred, first-option exam. Because ultrasound technology is non-invasive and does not use radiation, it is perfectly safe and harmless in trained hands. At HDMC, we train students for this rewarding career in less than two years.
What does an ultrasound technician do? Common daily duties of an ultrasound technician/diagnostic medical sonographer include:
- Verifying patient history and health status
- Operating ultrasound equipment, recording and analyzing findings in real time during the exam, and communicating findings with interpreting and referring physicians
- Selecting and capturing the best images, taking measurements and making calculations
- Evaluating tests and images relating to a patient’s condition
- Communicating with patients and physicians as needed
- Consulting with medical professionals on patient results
At HDMC, our Ultrasound Technician program prepares students for immediate entry level positions in the field. Students learn critical theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills through a combination of coursework, clinical labs, and an externship. Under the guidance of skilled faculty, HDMC students learn to use specialized equipment. Courses in the Ultrasound Technician program include:
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy, Physiology and Physics
- Ultrasound Laboratory
- Abdomen, OBGYN and Vascular
Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion, Ultrasound Technology diploma, and will be prepared for immediate entry-level employment.
HDMC offers Ultrasound Technology students access to the innovative SonoSim training technology. SonoSim offers state-of-the-art training modules that complement students’ training by providing remote hands-on ultrasound training, didactic instruction, and assessment. Studying at home, students simply insert the SonoSim Probe into a USB port and their personal computer is instantly transformed into a bedside ultrasound-training environment. SonoSim utilizes the world’s largest online library of actual patient cases with a broad spectrum of normal and real pathologic conditions, so students are able to simulate real-world experiences. The SonoSim program offers students immediate probe-positioning guidance and expert feedback while scanning real-patient cases. The SonoSim innovative, breakthrough technology is another reason HDMC is an excellent choice for your healthcare career training.
Training to be an ultrasound technician is a great choice for a reliable and rewarding career path. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing growth in this field as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiological procedures. The BLS predicts the field will grow at a faster than average rate of 12% annually through 2029, adding approximately 15,600 new jobs to the economy. Many ultrasound technicians/ digital medical sonographers find positions in public and private hospitals; others work in private practices, physician ofﬁces, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers. As an ultrasound technician, you can specialize in one or more of the following areas:
- Obstetric and Gynecologic
- Breast sonography
- Vascular technology
With the healthcare industry in the United States growing, now is a great time to enter the medical field! At HDMC, we specialize in training students for in-demand medical careers. Why not you? If you are ready to take the next step towards a reliable and rewarding career, give HDMC a call at 888-633-4362 today! Offering hands-on, hybrid, and online courses, HDMC can train you for your Ultrasound Technician diploma in as few as 84 weeks! With locations in Lancaster, Bakersfield, and Temecula, California, HDMC is an excellent choice for your healthcare career training. Our Admissions Department is standing by to answer any questions you have about HDMC and our ultrasound technician program. Don’t wait any longer to pursue a better career- give HDMC a call today! Your healthcare career begins here, with training from HDMC!