Ultrasound Technician Schools in Connecticut - CT
By Joanna Pelletier, allied health world contributing writer
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Connecticut Ultrasound Technician Education
Connecticut may be small, but it packs a mean punch. Populated by people who travel in and out of one of the most stressed cities in America and dedicate themselves to intense undergraduate and graduate study, there will be a greater need for people who can diagnose the results of conditions caused by high-stress lifestyles. With an average yearly earnings of $ 75,000 (www.indeed.com) and guaranteed job security, Connecticut is a great place to begin a career as an Ultrasound Technician.
A certificate in General Sonography takes at least 12 months to obtain through Connecticut ultrasound technician schools. General classes typically include instruction on cardiac, gynecological, and abdominal ultrasound; they will also cover subjects like sonographic physics, echocardiography, cross-sectional anatomy, and neurosonography. Candidates may also have a chance to specialize in mammography, echocardiography, and vascular ultrasound.
Once a student becomes a full-fledged Ultrasound Technician, he must renew his license before his birth month every two years. License renewal includes the mandatory completion of 12 continuing education credits, which must be taken through ARRT-approved programs. These programs concentrate on fortifying an Ultrasound Technician's understanding of his own specialties, and expanding his knowledge of other specialties within his field.
Most of the DMS programs in Connecticut are certifications; they are not Associate's or Bachelor's degree programs. Since a certificate does not hold the same weight or provide the same job security as a Bachelor's degree, it would be wise to pursue a Bachelor's degree in biology, nursing, radiography, or another allied health field. A Bachelor's degree in one of these fields can give students a better feel for the environment they will be working in, which can give them an advantage over students who have not pursued a Bachelor's degree.Through campus or online programs, aspiring Ultrasound Technicians in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven Hospital, St. Vincent's Medical Center and Danbury Hospital.
Ultrasound Technologist Schools in Connecticut
- West Hartford
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)