Be Prepared to Enter the Field of Sonography

Sonographers are important members of the diagnostic medical imaging or surgical team. As a sonographer, you’ll work closely with radiologists, cardiologists and vascular or general surgeons, as well as other allied professionals. In this role, you’ll help diagnose, treat and prevent diseases and disabilities, improving the health care conditions of your community. Nova Southeastern University’s B.S. in Medical Sonography program integrates both general and vascular sonography into its curriculum, giving you a competitive advantage when it’s time to enter the workforce.

General sonography includes subspecialties in obstetrics and gynecology, abdomen and small parts (soft tissues and superficial glands), as well as neurosonology. Vascular sonography studies the anatomical and physiological characteristics of blood vessels (veins and arteries) in the human body. At NSU, you’ll gain hands-on experience in high-tech laboratories, and develop your skills through an intensive 12-month clinical externship.

Why Should You Major in Medical Sonography at NSU?

Increase Your Prospects for Secure Employment with a Sonography Degree

An aging Baby Boomer population is contributing to the growing need for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in this field will grow at a much faster rate than the average for all other jobs, a 12 percent growth from 2019 to 2029. Your medical sonography degree from NSU prepares you for this in-demand profession.

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Average Starting Salary

According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for diagnostic medical sonographers was $74,320.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU medical sonography alumni at health care organizations like Baptist Health South Florida, Memorial Health, Broward Health, Tampa General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Broward Health and Seton Healthcare Family. * Some sonographers own their own independent laboratories and provide services to physicians and hospitals. Others can seek careers in the industry among the manufacturers of ultrasound equipment in sales or applications or plan a future in research or education.

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development

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Accreditation

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Vascular Program – is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). Upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the program has been placed on probationary accreditation as of September 18, 2020.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography – General Program – is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). Upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the program has been placed on probationary accreditation as of September 18, 2020.

CAAHEP considers a program that has probationary accreditation to retain its status as an accredited program.