High job growth, salary potential in ultrasound careers

  • Study close to home at our campuses in Ramsey or Nutley
  • Learn how to analyze 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

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. As a student in the cardiovascular sonography program, you will study in our specialized ultrasound labs and practice on the same equipment used by many employers in the area. You will learn to check the heart for subtle differences between healthy and diseased areas, determine if scanned images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and record additional medical history.

Due to the prevalence of heart disease and an aging population, graduates of this program are expected to have excellent career opportunities, with employment of cardiovascular sonographers predicted to grow faster than the average1 for all occupations.

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.

Program Accreditation

Eastwick College’s AAS in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). CAAHEP’s accreditation grant includes the programs offered at the Ramsey and Nutley campuses.

 

Program Outcomes 2016-2018

Track Retention Placement Cardiovascular International (CCI) American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
RCS RVS RDCS RVT
Cardiovascular Technology 70.25% 76.19% 87.50% —– 97.44% —–
Noninvasive Vascular Study 98.73% 76.00% —– 93.55% —– 100%

Program Duration:

24 Months (Day) – 30 Months (Evening)

Type:

Associate Degree

Campus:

Nutley, Ramsey

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