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With a degree in cardiac sonography, you can earn money while being in an ever-growing field. If you like to work with people and thought about working in a health field, you may want to check out cardiac sonography.
Cardiac Sonography FAQs
What is the nature of their work and what do they do?
The cardiac sonography field is an exciting area of medicine that uses high frequency sound waves to form images of the heart and how it is working, and the flow of blood through the veins and arteries around the heart. This is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. This procedure is used to identify blockages, check for blood flow to the heart, or to see if patient is a good candidate for a procedure.
Where do they work? Where are job opportunities available?
Employment of cardiac ultrasound technicians is usually through a privately run practice or a hospital. Hospitals are expanding departments all over, and nationwide this is a growing field.
What could I make in this line of work?
Cardiac sonographers usually make in the range of $43,453-$53,712 per year, according to www.hotjobs.yahoo.com.
Easy steps to enroll at Jackson College
- Apply for admission. Complete an application online at forms.jccmi.edu/admissions, or call any Jackson College location to obtain an application form.
- Apply for financial aid & scholarships. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or obtain an application form from any Jackson College location and mail it in. Information on scholarships and loans is available from the Jackson College Financial Aid Office and the Jackson College Foundation.
- Request transcripts. If you have graduated from high school in the last two years, or if you are applying for nursing/allied health programs, have a high school transcript sent to JC. Submit official college transcripts only if you are seeking a Jackson College certificate or degree.
- Complete course placement. Course placement assesses your skill level in writing, reading and math to ensure your success. Check with Student Services to see if it is required for you as ACT/SAT scores or previous college course work may fulfill this admission requirement.
- Meet with an advisor. The purpose of academic advising is to develop connections between students, faculty members and staff to discuss your goals, get your questions answered, plan your schedule. The Student Center in Bert Walker offers drop-in advising during regular hours or by appointment. Faculty advisors are best qualified to discuss career opportunities in their disciplines.