As a Vascular Sonographer, you will provide diagnostic imaging for physicians to use in assessing and diagnosing vascular disease. Sonography is the use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs, tissues or blood flow for evaluation and analysis.
The role of a vascular sonographer is to:
- Take patient history
- Perform diagnostic procedures
- Analyze technical information
- Report findings to physician
- Give quality patient care
This focused degree teaches you how to recognize vascular anatomy, use sonographic equipment including multi-dimensional imaging and Doppler techniques and collaborate with other health team members.
Job Placement Rate
Southeast Tech's Vascular Sonography program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its 2019 graduates.
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Why STC: Clinical experience
Before completing your Associate of Applied Science degree at STC, you will complete a seven-month clinical rotation at a medical center in the U.S. In addition, you will gain expertise in recognizing pathology and understanding related physiology to acquire images, troubleshooting problems with sonographic equipment and adapting exam protocols based on pathology or physiology variations. Other Southeast Tech benefits:
Accreditation: Southeast Technical College’s Vascular Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Board Exams: Southeast Tech’s CAAHEP accreditation requires that Vascular Sonography students take all board exams before the completion of the program. You will receive the credential of Registered Vascular Technologist by the ARDMS following successful completion of your exams and program.
Hands-on Learning: The Vascular Sonography program uses STC’s state-of-the-art sonography lab to give you first-hand experience with today’s technology.
What Can You Do with Your STC Degree?
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a regional hub for many healthcare centers, which draw rural residents to the area. After graduation, you will find opportunities to use your vascular sonography skills in:
- Specialized health facilities
- Mobile imaging services
- Temp agencies
- Outpatient care centers
What is the Career Outlook for Vascular Sonography?
Employment projections are strong for medical sonography, also known as diagnostic imaging. The field is expected to grow 14% through 2028, which is much faster than average for all occupations, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. That statistic means your job outlook is strong.
Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for vascular sonography techs totals 89-90 credits over 24 months, including classes in Vascular Anatomy, Ultrasound Physics and Abdominal Vascular Sonography.
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