Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a dynamic profession that has grown significantly over the past 20 years. With rapidly developing new technologies and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers in both rural and urban areas nationwide.  

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Quick Facts: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists
2015 Median Pay $63,630 per year 
$30.59 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Associate's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 112,700
Job Outlook, 2014-24 24% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 27,600

Sonographers play a key role in the healthcare team. They are highly skilled professionals that provide diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed physician. BridgeValley will offer the following learning specialties in sonography:

  • General: Abdomen, Obstetrics, Gynecology,and Small Parts
  • Vascular Technology

How to Apply



Applications accepted: 1/23/2017-3/10/2017
Application Review and Scoring. Notification of interviews or non-acceptance for those not qualified for interview mailed by: March 17, 2017
Interviews: Week of March 27, 2017
Scoring of interviewed applicants completed by: April 6, 2017
Acceptance and non-acceptance letters for DMS program admission Fall 2017 mailed /emailed: 4/7/2017 (Fall scheduling starts 4/10/2017)
Students must accept or decline (may be provisional) acceptance to the program by: May 2, 2017

*Admission in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is not guaranteed. The highest ranked students that meet the qualification deadlines will be provisionally admitted first.  Applications will be accepted from January 23, 2017 through March 10, 2017.  No exceptions.

The BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography for General Sonography (Abdomen, Small Parts, Obstetrics, & Gynecology) and Vascular Technology.

DMS Program goals include but are not limited to the following:

  • To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
  • To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains

Contact

Kim Shamblin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R)(CT), CHC
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director
Kim.Shamblin@bridgevalley.edu
(304) 205-6669

BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography is delivered on the South Charleston campus.