Cardiac Sonography Careers in Nevada – NV
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2009 there were 350 individuals employed in cardiac sonographer jobs in Nevada. Classified in their system as cardiovascular technologists and technicians, the job of a cardiac sonographer or echocardiographer is a significant one among the team of health professionals. It is the responsibility of a cardiac sonographer to perform ultrasounds on the heart and cardiovascular system, to help doctors discover abnormalities in the heart and treatments for these abnormalities.
Careers in cardiac sonography can be found all across Nevada. Recently on indeed.com, a position was listed for a cardiac sonographer at Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare in Carson City. Other listed openings at the time were for a registered Echo Tech at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas; an Ultrasound Tech at Renown South Meadows Medical Center in Reno; and a Neuro-Cardio Diagnostics Tech at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno. These positions all require a minimum of two years of training in cardiac sonography (usually resulting in an associate degree). In addition, many of these employers also require that candidates for employment be certified with the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) as a RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer). It is not compulsory in Nevada to be professionally, nationally certified to work as a cardiac sonographer, but many employers will not hire you without this certification.