By: Jordan Dycus 3rd hour
A ultrasound technician works inside hospitals, doctor's office, Ect. Ultrasound technicians work about 40 hours a week. Ultrasound technicians mainly look at the fetuses, X-ray's and scan pictures of the fetus. They don't only look at fetuses but they also look at other parts of the body. They diagnose different dieases and illnesses to. Ultrasound technicians may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography, abdominal sonography, neurosonography, breast sonography, vascular sonography or cardiac sonography. Maybe in the future when your deciding what you wanna do for your career this could be a career on your list!
Certification card for an Ultrasound technician
Machine with the monitor, and computer panel which they use in this career
The Ultrasound technician is is using the ultrasound gel on the transducer
Cost of education:
Books: $500 - $1000
Tuition: $125,000 per year
For 2 year: $250,000
Food: 350 per month
Gas: 400 per month
$750 a month, 2 years: 18,000
Cost for everything all together: $268,000
If I have a part time job and my parents would help me out with the cost till it's paid off I should be able to pay off most of my college funds but it is possible for me to need financial help or a loan.
Things you need to succeed
High school courses: Anatomy and physiology, introduction to health science and medical technology.
Degrees and Majors: Allied health diagnostic , Intervention, treatment professionals, ultrasound sonography, and technology. Bachelor's and Associates degree.
Pros and Cons
- College I choose is close to home
- Most times this is a helpful career to many patients
- Get to give lots of good news
- May have to give bad news sometime Example: (If baby has a disorder or isn't developing right)
- Not just scanning fetuses but scanning almost the entire body. Example: ( Blood vessels, heart, Ect.)
- May get calls on days off
- Sometimes things happen like getting puked on or peed on
- Clients aren't always satisfied with the results
Salary and hours:
Graph of the salary for an Ultrasound Technician
Beginning salary, Average salary, Veteran salary
Example of a scan
Scan picture of a fetus
Salary in 2012
Salary chart in 2012 for the whole career of an Ultrasound technician
Pursuing this job in the future
Is this a career for you?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then an Ultrasound technician is a job for you!