Vascular 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

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Vascular Sonography at Jackson College

 

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An associate degree and certification is necessary to become a sonographer. Jackson College’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Vascular sonography at JC is a second-admit program, which means students must submit an application after completing the prerequisite courses. Admission to the program is competitive and based on a point system. Students will participate in a clinical experience as part of the program. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for certification exams through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and, if successful, use the credentials RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) after their name. JC offers a certificate program for those allied health professionals with a current degree and healthcare experience, include, but are not limited to, diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and registered nurse who are interested in becoming a registered vascular technologist. Skill sets are available in arterial imaging, carotid duplex and venous duplex for current sonographers looking to expand their skills.

Job Opportunities

Also called ultrasound technologists, most sonographers work in hospitals, while some work in physician’s offices or medical laboratories.

Pay

Pay scales for vascular sonographers range from $40,000-$66,000 per year.

Career Outlook

Sonographers are in demand in today’s job market. The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects 39 percent job growth through 2022.