The number of students and young professionals who are interested in pursuing ultrasound technician careers in 2011 is increasing. This is parallel to the increase demand for medical sonographers in the USA and other countries as well. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the employment growth in the field of ultrasound technology would be 19% from 2008 to 2016. This employment growth is higher than other medical professions. This means that a high growth rate in sonography employment will cater the increasing trend of students pursuing ultrasound careers. Newly graduates will be guaranteed of job opportunities. Aside from high demand in employment, a high salary is also an inviting factor, which increases the interest of students and young professionals to become sonographers. Here is an overview of the ultrasound tech careers in 2011.
The number of the sick and old age population is increasing. More people are now shifting to alternative medical procedures for disease diagnosis, which is safer and will guarantee good results. Ultrasound is becoming in demand today because there greater part of the sick population is shifting in safer procedures to diagnose their disease. This is why there is high demand for ultrasound professionals in the country today.
The ultrasound technician is responsible in placing the patients into a position where he could get clear images of the internal organs and soft tissues of the patient in order for the doctor to have a basis of disease diagnosis. Most of the time, the medical sonographer is seen on hospitals, diagnostic centers and doctor’s clinics. These are the places where employment is abundant.
The hospital is one of the places where sonographers can find vacancies. In general, it is reported that sonographers in the hospital are given higher ultrasound tech salaries than those in doctor’s clinics and diagnostic offices. The graduates can look for employment in hospitals because there is more demand for medical professionals in hospitals. This is also the reason why medicine related professions are chosen by many students. These careers include X-ray technician careers, MRI technician careers, surgical tech careers and registered nurse careers.
Ultrasound tech vacancies are also available in many of the private physician’s clinics. Most of the time, doctor’s clinics don’t need many sonographers as hospitals do, but the huge number of private clinics all over the USA will provide enough jobs for those who want to pursue sonography careers. Medical diagnostic clinics need ultrasound technicians in order to process the request of patients to diagnose their diseases. In other states and cities around US, several diagnostic offices require the skills and expertise of the sonographers to help diagnose diseases by means of sonograms. Outpatient department is another place where ultrasound technicians can work. Sonographers who have teaching skills can apply in the academe where they teach and mold students in order for them to reap the rewards and benefits of the careers after graduation.