The medical field is consistently vast in its opportunities and career fields. On this episode of Career Closeup we sit with two emergency room ultrasonographers, Jaime Aguirre and Jezzelle Solorza. Jaime and Jezzelle were kind enough to make time to explain their role in diagnosis and management of the acute patient. From the training and education you will need to succeed in this field to the types of interesting cases where sonography is utilized, Jezzelle and Jaime share with us the details of their path and an average day working in the field. Ultrasonography is ranked as a top paying Associate’s degree to obtain in 2017 and as Jaime and Jezzelle explain, there are many personal rewards as well.
01:40 What ultrasonography entails and its role in emergency diagnostics?
03:48 What is a typical day for each you?
04:44 Obtaining different registries? Different subspecialties in US
06:29 Opportunities and Flexibility in your field. ER vs. Clinic vs. imaging center vs. hospital
08:45 Career progression and advancement to other areas in medicine?
10:50 Education and training to be a sonographer?
12:35 Challenging course in the study of Ultrasonography? Technology background?
14:22 High school courses that will help you in this field?
18:27 Favorite parts of working in ultrasound? Challenges of working in ultrasound?
20:28 Where do you see the field going in the future?
21:51 Career outlook for the future?
23:49 Advice for those wanting to go into sonography?
25:24 Different associate degree programs? Is Bachelor’s degree necessary?
Southwest University – Diagnostic Medical Sonography program information
Bureau of Labor and Statistics – Occupational Employment and Wages
Bureau of Labor and Statistics – Summary
Different career paths- http://www.ultrasoundtechniciancenter.org/jobs-and-careers/5-career-paths.html
More information on how to become a sonographer-
More information on Ultrasound degrees and programs-