Zoom Diagnostic Medical Sonographer--Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer--Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight


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What is it like to be a diagnostic medical sonographer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Eileen Mathers talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in her field. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 11 minutes


Copyright date: ©2015

Closed Captioned

Medical Sonographer: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:37)
Eileen Mathers specializes in ultrasounds on the vascular system. She describes the scope of her position.

Medical Sonographer: Career Beginnings (00:58)
While most sonographers attend a university for training, Eileen Mathers learned to do ultrasounds by reading books and apprenticing in her husband's office.

Medical Sonographer: Keys for Success (00:54)
Compassion, consistency, and precision are the key qualities in a successful sonographer.

Medical Sonographer: Education and Certification Requirements (01:04)
Medical sonographers need to have a bachelor's degree and a certification in their specialty area. Continuing credits are required every year to remain certified.

Medical Sonographer: Workplace Atmosphere (01:43)
Mathers works equally in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Teamwork is an important component of her workplace.

Medical Sonographer: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:07)
Mathers highly recommends shadowing a sonographer before deciding to enter the field. A strong science and anatomy knowledge base is crucial in the field.

Medical Sonographer: A Day on the Job (01:14)
Mathers begins her day by coordinating sonograms. The rest of her day consists of completing tests and paperwork.

Medical Sonographer: Industry Goals and Services (00:53)
The number one goal in diagnostic sonography is accuracy.

Medical Sonographer: Industry Challenges (00:54)
The pressure to complete tests quickly and physical strain on the body are two challenges in the sonography field. .

Medical Sonographer: Looking at the Future (00:53)


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