Degrees type: Bachelor
Interested in how the human heart works? A career in echocardiography or cardiac sonography might be perfect for you.
Cardiac sonographers help doctors diagnose heart conditions by using an echocardiogram to check how the heart’s chambers and valves are pumping blood through the heart. In the echocardiography program at the Mount, you’ll learn how to use ultrasound equipment to create diagnostic images of the heart and learn how to diagnose abnormal results based on patient history and examination findings.
When you study echo at Mount Aloysius, you’ll learn cardiac sonography using the same machines used in clinics and hospitals. You’ll spend your senior year at clinicals, applying what you’ve learned in the classroom to real patients with the support of your on-campus professors and your clinical instructor.
Cardiac sonographers are in high demand in Pennsylvania! Begin your journey in one of the highest paying imaging specializations today!
Echocardiographers are needed in a variety of medical settings, including:
- State, local and private hospitals
- Medical offices
- Cardiac clinics
- Private practices
Overall employment of cardiac sonographers is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.*
The annual mean wage for a cardiac sonographer in the state of Pennsylvania is $55,620.*
Upon completion of the cardiac sonography degree, the graduate will:
- have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes arts, sciences and advanced imaging modalities;
- be able to effectively interact in the professional setting using various modes of communication;
- understand equipment operation and be able to employ basic interventional procedures to facilitate the production of high quality images;
- possess advanced knowledge of imaging equipment and accessories, techniques, and procedures demonstrating expertise in several imaging modalities;
- be able to assess various imaging examination procedures and assist in attaining pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient;
- understand the code of ethics for imaging specialists, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; and
- have developed a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through participation in educational and professional activities.
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