If you think you’re interested in a career in sonography, considered a “springboard” career such as patient care technician or medical assistant. You’ll get an idea of whether this is a good career direction for you, plus gain valuable skills for the future. With more experience and study, you can move into other areas such as sonography.
CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor) rates diagnostic medical sonographer as the top fastest-growing job in Texas for those with an associate degree, expected to grow a staggering 46 percent through 2024.
Every year, nearly 100 percent of El Centro’s sonography graduates are employed by affiliates in the metroplex. El Centro College is affiliated with more than 30 area hospitals in four surrounding counties, providing a broad range of clinical experience to augment instruction.
According to CareerOneStop, average salaries and projected job growth in Texas are:
Sonographers should experience excellent job opportunities as ultrasound becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures (which use X-rays or radioactive material). With the strong shift towards outpatient care, more procedures are performed outside of hospitals and clinics, creating even more job openings for qualified sonographers.See more about being a sonographer on the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography’s website.