Correlation of theoretical instruction and clinical experience are the foundation in providing a job entry-level in sonography. A strong didactic knowledge is important in cross-sectional anatomy and physics. Students practice their clinical skills in the ultrasound lab at the college, and continue practicing them throughout the two years. The program provides the students with a competency based clinical education. Students are trained to be clinically independent by the end of each specialty rotation.
Sonographers may be employed in various hospitals and offices in different areas of medicine such as vascular, ob/gyn, abdominal and cardiac sonography. Sonographers may also become educators or decide to work in sales. The sonographer needs to recognize certain pathologies, have the ability to produce these abnormalities and document them with quality hard copy images. The sonographer should have the essentials of intelligence, ability to relate to people and strong patient care skills in becoming a registered diagnostic medical sonographer.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652