Cardiac Sonography

COVID-19 Update: We wanted to send a message of clarification to all students. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and a rapidly changing world. These are unprecedented times for everyone.

We want to assure you that Jackson College and the Allied Department are committed to your success and program completion/progression while following CDC and governmental guidelines to maintain everyone’s health and safety.

We have been working tirelessly and are ready to begin online content delivery on Monday, March 23, 2020. All faculty have specific plans to progress Allied students through their programs while maintaining external and internal accreditation guidelines and standards.

No one can predict the course of COVID-19 in the United States and what recommendations will be made in the coming days and weeks. Please know that we are committed to your success and will keep you updated as things develop. If there are delays in clinical/lab courses we are committed to developing plans to help students achieve Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as quickly as possible once restrictions are lifted.

Recognize this situation is not just affecting Jackson College Allied Health Students but allied programs across the country. We ask that you consider that rumors and untruths are coming from a place of fear and uncertainty. If you have questions do not hesitate to reach out to your Allied Faculty, but realize that we may not have the definite and concrete answers you are looking for. As the situation develops and new information is learned we will communicate with all students in a timely fashion.

Sincerely, Jackson College Allied Health Department

Cardiac sonographer with patient

Jackson College Offers the following program options:

Cardiac Sonography at Jackson College

 

Get Started

Jackson College offers an associate degree in cardiac sonography, necessary to prepare students to sit for board exams. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply to the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) for board examinations that will award them the RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) credential. Cardiac sonography is a second-admit program, meaning that students will complete certain general studies and prerequisites before applying for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and based on a point system. Jackson College’s program is online. Students in the program will complete clinical experiences in local hospitals as part of their curriculum.

Pay

Starting wages are about $44,990 a year, with median wages of $65,860.

Career Outlook

Sonographers are in demand in today’s job market. The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects 46 percent job growth through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.