Cardiac Sonography Careers in North Carolina – NC
There are many cardiac sonographer jobs in North Carolina for those who have the interest, education and aptitude for the position. Deaths due to cardiovascular disease accounted for 23.1% of total deaths in North Carolina in 2006, according to the National Vital Statistics Report 2009. The position of echocardiographer or cardiac sonographer is an important one in preventing deaths due to cardiovascular disease. Cardiac sonographers perform vital diagnostic ultrasounds to help cardiologists discover and treat problems in the heart and cardiovascular system.
Careers in sonography are available for those with the education and optional certification necessary to perform the job. Listed on indeed.com right now are over 300 hospital and outpatient cardiac sonography positions in the state of North Carolina alone. Some of these available positions include Cardiovascular Sonographer at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson; Ultra Sonographer at Grace Hospital in Morganton; Echo Tech at Mission Hospital in Asheville; Echocardiography Technologist at Duke University in Durham; Echocardiography Tech Supervisor at CaroMont Health in Gastonia; and Echocardiography Technician at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. The vast majority of these openings call for an echocardiographer who is RDCS certified, meaning that after receiving the required education, they took tests offered by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) to become a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. This credential, while not mandatory in North Carolina, is looked upon favorably by employers and for some employers is an absolute requirement for employment.