Gadsden State Community College adds a new program to its Health Sciences Division. Dean of Health Sciences Doctor Deborah Curry announces a new medical sonography program. The program begins this Fall at the Valley Street Campus.
The program offers students the chance to work as a diagnostic medical sonographer. Medical Sonographers use medical ultrasound equipment to capture the images used by physicians to diagnose a variety of conditions. Doctor Curry says sonography is a fast growing profession.
The deadline to apply for the program is May 1st. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, diagnostic medical sonography is projected to grow 17 percent by 2026, which is much faster than the average of all occupations.
In 2016, there were 122,300 diagnostic medical sonography jobs in the U.S. with a median pay of $64,280 per year.