GALVESTON, Texas – Beginning this fall, Galveston College will offer a
new program for students interested in careers in diagnostic medical
Recently approved by the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography
program is designed to provide a quality and comprehensive education through
didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences that prepare students for
entry-level positions and to become multi-credentialed sonographers.
A diagnostic medical
sonographer is a highly skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to
create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians
to make a medical diagnosis.
In the Associate of Applied
Science two-year program, students attend classroom sessions and get practical
experience in the ultrasound-scanning lab and through clinical rotations in
area hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Clinical rotations are
work-based learning experiences, where students practice what they have learned
in a real-life setting under the supervision of a professional.
The outlook for employment as
a diagnostic medical sonographer is very good, according to the U.S. Department
of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. It predicts that employment will grow 47
percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
sonographers on the Texas Gulf Coast earn a median salary of $84,942 per year.
For more information about
this program, contact Hubert Callahan, Allied Health Division director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Galveston College Admissions office at (409) 944-1230.