Becoming an Ultrasound Technician in Oklahoma - OK
The Path to Your Success as an Oklahoma Ultrasound Technician
Oklahoma is home to gorgeous prairie lands, small mountain ranges, forest greens and a rather eventful climatology. Add in much history and culture, and Oklahoma is a great place to live and work. With more than 3 million in their growing population, Oklahoma certainly has a need for highly skilled medical professionals. As a state with one of the fastest growing economies, there is no lacking in the number of available opportunities all over the state (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma).
Oklahoma, like most other states, requires that you complete your high school education before embarking on your career path. You'll need to either graduate from high school or obtain a G.E.D. Once you have done this, you can enroll in a sonography training program through your local technical college, an online school or another educational option offering such courses. There are several degree choices available, depending on your needs. It is recommended, however, that you achieve no less than an associate's degree, as this is what most employers in this field prefer today.
After you graduate from your ultrasound technician program, you will be required to pass the national board certification examinations to receive the credentials that will allow you to practice as an ultrasound technician. The American Registry grants certification for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (http://www.ardms.org/). Once you receive your credentials, you can keep them current by paying the yearly fee and attending 30 units of continuing education every three years.