Careers and Employment Outlook Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedures that uses high frequency sound waves to produce visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical education to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a qualified doctor of medicine or osteopathy, whose responsibility is the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The sonographer scans the patient and provides the physician with adequate information to make the best possible diagnosis.Echocardiography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of the heart. Echocardiology is increasingly being used in the detection and treatment of heart disease, heart attack and vascular disease that can lead to stroke.CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThe field of Sonography has grown at an accelerated rate in the past few years due to the advances in technology. Jobs are plentiful nation wide with growing demands in all fields of Sonography. Hospitals, clinics, private offices, as well as sales, service, and application specialists present career opportunities for our graduates. Our Program offers specialties in Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Heart and Vascular Sonography. Graduates are eligible upon graduation to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. EARNINGSSalaries for sonographers, including echocardiographers, are competetive with or higher than other professionals with similar levels of education. According to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Salary and Benefits Survey report (2005), the median salary for sonographers and echocardiographers is $62,000. Salaries vary depending on years of experience, credentials/certifications held, number of specialties practiced and geographic location. Full-time and part-time opportunities exist.