The newest frontier expansion for using your Ultrasound Training is in the field of an Ultrasound Party. Talk about pregnancy oversharing. I recently saw this article and wanted to share it with you.
What it’s about
Todays Mom Website posted this article about a new group of Ultrasound Studies that are quickly growing. Several companies are getting into this new area of OB/GYN Ultrasound. The tech comes to your home or location and you , your family and friends can watch a live ultrasound of your baby. The article is located here, for your review.
After reading this article, I want you to ponder the ethical and legal issues that this form of Ultrasound can effect. Then comment on this and let me know what your thoughts are . The article mentions some interesting byproducts of using Ultrasound Training and Machines for this type of for-profit activities.
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We are all affected by today’s unpredictable economy. This fact makes it a bit difficult for someone to determine what career path to choose or to even change your existing career path. So, we are now forced to research longer and deeper than we would have before in order to make the best decision when deciding on what we want to do with our life. There are a few important facts when considering a career path or change which include work environment, salary, and the predicted future of the chosen field.
Cardiovascular, sometimes referred to as “Echocardiography,” is where the technician uses diagnostic imaging to assist the physicians in the diagnoses of cardiac (heart) ailments in patients.
Vascular sonography is where the technician uses diagnostic imaging to assist the physicians in the diagnoses of peripheral (blood vessel) vascular ailments in patients such as blood clots.
The work environment for both Cardiovascular and Vascular sonographers are similar. These technicians usually work in a healthcare facility such as a hospital, clinic, and/or a physician’s office. Now, another possibility is to work for a “mobile” service where the sonographer is employed by the “mobile” company that is contracted by a physician (physician’s office) who schedules regular patient appointments on a certain day(s) during the month, for example.
As of May 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average starting salary for cardiovascular and vascular technicians is around $49,410.00 per year. This equates to about $23.75/hour. The job outlook over the next ten years in this field is expected to increase approximately 29%, which is much faster than the average. Basically, the increase is due to the evolution of technology allowing medical facilities to replace more invasive procedures with less costly ones.
Patient comfort is important during exam.
Even though hosptials are the primary employers of cardiovascular and vascular technicians, it is predicted that employment will grow more rapidly in physicians’ offices as well as in diagnostic laboratories due to the shift toward outpatient care whenever possible.
In summary, it will also be important to make yourself as “marketable” as possible.
In order to ensure your marketability as a potential employee, it makes sense to be as prepared as possible. In the world of diagnostic medical imaging, this includes – not limited to- being registered in more than one ultrasound modality. For example, it is becoming more and more familiar to hear that an employer is looking for a “dual” registered candidate. This may mean holding dual registries such ash General and Vascular, or Echocardiography/Cardiovascular and Vascular, etc. Some employers will interview a registered candidate witht the requirement being that the person will sit for the other registry within six months to one year. This scenario is becoming more and more common.
With the predicted employment of 63,900 technicians by the year 2020 as Cardiovascular and Vascular technicians, it is imperative to be ready.
Contact us at (866) 867-2824 for information on our next online “cross-over” course in Cardiovascular/Echocardiography and Vascular ultrasound. Our courses begin on the 1st of each month.