Sophisticated and smart ultrasound machines have transformed the medical world completely. The doctors can now easily diagnose medical problems in a patient more accurately. Ultrasound machines produce special sound waves at a specific decibel to produce images of the internal organs. The sound waves thus produced are completely safe and does not have any harmful side effects on the body and that is the reason this machine is heavily relied on. Ultrasound machines can take images of liver, heart and abdomen. It is especially helpful in taking images of the fetus in a pregnant woman. The doctor can gauge the position of the fetus.
Enticing Career Call
If medical science interests you and have an inclination towards the workings of medical equipments then an ultrasound technician job would be the right career for you. This career has huge growth prospect in the near future. Since more and more medical centers are opening up each day and are installing ultrasound machines, there is a huge requirement for ultrasound technicians. Ultrasound technicians are rewarded handsomely for their effort. Their average yearly income is around $ 35,000 and this can increase with experience and state. There is a huge requirement for such technicians in and outside the state.
There are several colleges which offer formal training in ultrasound technician. The course is a 2 year course. However ensure that the college is accredited by the relevant regulatory bodies. At the end of the training program, the candidate would have to sit for an examination conducted by ARRT for registration. Only on completion of the registration can the candidates start working. The ultrasound technician jobs are physically strenuous as they often have to run around for their work. They have to communicate the procedure to the patients, ask them to have lot of water and retain it, identify any irregularities during the procedure and analyse them for the doctors.