Many people are aspiring for a career in ultrasound technology because of the high ultrasound tech salaries. Aside from high pay rate, the profession is considered in demand nowadays. In fact, it was reported that medical field is not affected by the recession. It is one of the professions in this field that is positively growing. More and more jobs are allotted for this field because of technology advancement.
The effect of the increasing demand in ultrasound sonographer jobs is that ultrasound salary is also growing and increasing. Here are some of the ways for you to earn high range of salary being an ultrasound technician.
Many people are aware that ultrasound sonography is only used for pregnant women. However, there are still others sub field of ultrasound technology. For a relatively high ultrasound technician salary, technicians are required to have certifications or credentials for the different sub-specialties of the ultrasound technology. Some of the promising sub specialties of ultrasound technology are obstetrics and gynecology, neurosonology, and ophthalmology. You could also opt to take trainings and credentialing examination for breast sonography, which is another growing subfield of sonography in terms of employment and salaries. Echocardiography is also an emerging sub field because of the increasing number of patients suffering from cardiology diseases.
The only thing you make sure with the different specializations in ultrasound sonography is that credentials must be from recognized accrediting bodies such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). A technician graduating from an accredited school has better chance to be hired when applying for ultrasound tech jobs. Medical employers are assured that the technicians they hire have undergone the required trainings. This is to secure that medical employers hired technicians that have applied their studies by passing the credentialing examinations.
The certified and licensed technicians are preferred by employers versus the technicians who finished the degree but are not a holder of a license issued by ARDMS and CCI. Usually, there is higher salaries for the licensed technicians. There are still other advantages of a license in ultrasound technology. Guidelines in certifications will be stricter in the coming years and securing a license now is more advantageous.
If you have graduated and have taken the examinations and passed the examination, then you are considered a smart and eligible technician who is able to perform the technician tasks effectively and efficiently. Passing any of the examinations by accrediting bodies will be plus points to employers because even though license is an optional thing for ultrasound technicians, still you are able to get it. This means that licensed ultrasound technician will have high ultrasound technician salary. Aside from the financial rewards, it is also self rewarding to have the license even though it is not required to be taken.
Acquiring sonography degrees are not the only tool you can use to have a high paying job and a stable employment. Don’t rely on the education you have acquired but make sure that you have the professional edge over your fellow technicians. Take some credentialing examinations from different professional organizations so that you will have something to talk about with your employer when applying in hospitals or medical offices. Most of the time, employers can see potential in technicians who are not just talking about their degrees but being proud of the certifications they possess. Gathering the requirements for the examinations, paying the examination fees and taking the exam is not easy. With this, the employer will be more than willing to offer you the job and will also give you a high ultrasound technician salary even if you have just been hired in the entry-level position.