National Career Education (NCE) in Rancho Cordova, California just launched its brand new Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
For years NCE has been offering outstanding accredited programs to people in the Sacramento area who are interested in obtaining the training they need to qualify for entry-level positions in their field of study. The latest addition to their list of programs offered is their Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
Diagnostic medical sonographers are commonly referred to as ultrasound technicians. These skilled practitioners utilize a specialized device called a sonography machine in order to produce images of what is going on inside of a patient’s body. A small probe known as a transducer and a special type of gel are used to get the images. The gel is placed on the skin and the transducer transmits high frequency waves through the gel and into the body. When the sounds bounce back, the transducer collects them and sends them to a computer which in turn produces the image. This image is then studied by a physician in order to determine what is going on inside the body.
Most people are familiar with ultrasounds because of the role they play in monitoring the growth of a fetus, but these devices and the specialists who use them perform more tasks than prenatal checkups. Sonograms are used to investigate all kinds of internal organs including but not limited to the liver, the gallbladder, the kidneys and the heart. Sonograms help make diagnoses and treat all kinds of medical conditions.
Demand for ultrasound technicians is expected to significantly increase in coming years. According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the profession should experience 24 percent growth between 2014 and 2024. This is much faster than the average growth for all other professions.
People interested in working in the medical field but who do not have the time or money to attend a traditional four-year college and then medical school should seriously consider enrolling in the new Ultrasound Technician / Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program at NCE. Call NCE today or go online to learn more about program start dates and enrollment procedures.