Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography

High job growth, salary potential in ultrasound careers

  • Study close to home at our campuses in Ramsey or Nutley
  • Learn how to analyse ultrasound imagery of the heart and blood vessels to help make accurate medical diagnoses
  • Eastwick College offers both associate and bachelor’s degree options to help you advance your career as you gain experience in the field

Ultrasound is used to create internal images of the heart and vascular system through the use of sound waves, which bounce back and are translated into images by a computer. The process does not involve the use of radiation, making it an appealing option to patients. You’ll learn to check the heart for subtle differences between healthy and diseased areas, determine if scanned ultrasound images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and record additional medical history.

Cardiovascular sonographers use specialized equipment to create internal images of the heart and vascular system through the use of sound waves, which bounce back and are translated into images by a computer. They work with physicians to assist in the diagnosis and treatment a variety of cardiac and peripheral vascular ailments, care for testing equipment, explain test procedures, and analyze findings to identify problems.

The Department of Labor reports that the employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and ultrasound technicians is expected to increase by 26 percent by 2024, almost four times the national job growth rate. And on average, cardiovascular sonographers in the NJ/NY Metro Area make $63,550 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For those with previous experience or credits in the field, we offer a new bachelor’s degree option for those considering furthering their career in ultrasound. This will be especially valuable for those pursuing careers in the prestigious “Magnet hospitals,” which now often require an advanced degree.