Why Do Sonographers Do What They Do?

Are you passionate about helping improve people’s lives? Are you interested in a rewarding career working in the medical field? If so, keep reading to learn more about why people like you decide to pursue careers as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers/Ultrasound Technicians.

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and educating the medical community about the science of diagnostic medical sonography (also known as ultrasound technology). The SDMS put out a great video that highlights some of the reasons why sonographers do what they do. Since a lot of our readers are considering becoming ultrasound technicians, we thought we would share the video with you here:


If you don’t have time to watch the short video, here are some of the reasons that sonographers do what they do:

Samiksha, age 8 “A sonographer used a Doppler ultrasound to find a blood clot in my liver. Diagnosis: Many more soccer games with my brothers.”


Sharon, age 65 “I had no symptoms but a sonographer found my abdominal aortic aneurism. Diagnosis: More love and laughter with my grandchildren.


Mark, age 42 “A sonographer found my blocked carotid artery before it caused a stroke. Diagnosis: Many more days fishing with my son.


Isabella, age 1 month “A sonographer found my congenital heart defect during my very first sonogram. Diagnosis: A lifetime of health and happiness.”


Mikela, 38 “A sonographer discovered that I had low amniotic fluid in my pregnancy. After telling my doctor, they discovered a rupture that put me in the hospital for the last 5 weeks of my pregnancy and saved my baby. He’s 5 now.”

People who decide to become ultrasound technicians do so because they have a passion for helping people. If you live in the Rancho Cordova area and you are interested in a career where you work to help people every day, you should consider enrolling in the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Ultrasound Technician program at NCE. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months, so in just over a year you can have all the knowledge and skills you need to work as a certified diagnostic medical sonographer.

Call today to speak with an admissions representative about starting your path to a brighter future.

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