Sonographers are a key part of the health care team.
Using sophisticated equipment, sonographers produce images of internal body structures that are often startling in their depth and clarity. The images enable physicians to detect and treat heart disease, vascular blockages, gallstones, and other conditions...or monitor the health of a growing fetus. Because it involves no radiation, sonography avoids the possible hazards of some other diagnostic technologies.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is among the fastest-growing professions in health care.
- DYNAMIC - Sonography is the diagnostic tool of choice in a broad range of medical settings. Demand for trained professionals is rising sharply.
- EXCITING - Sonographers contribute to medical diagnoses, routinely conferring with physicians and hospital staff. You'll find the work fast-paced and varied.
- CHALLENGING - Downstate-trained sonographers are not technicians or medical assistants, but respected professionals who bring analytical skills, expertise, and critical judgment to their work.
- SATISFYING - If you have an interest in computer technology and in the inner workings of the human body, and you get satisfaction from helping people, you're the type of person most likely to succeed as a professional sonographer.