In partnership with the Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Health Care Sciences and Services department of Immaculata University offers a bachelor's degree program in Allied Health with a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students receive classroom and clinical instruction in all aspects of diagnostic ultrasound, as well as a liberal arts core curriculum, which will prepare them for leadership positions within health care.
To complete the program, students take two years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program at Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CAROMS) examinations in physics, abdomen and obstetrics/gynecology in preparation for entry-level positions.
Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012 as the population grows and ages. Employment opportunities are in areas such as hospitals, outpatient services, and physician offices. The core liberal arts preparation will also prepare the graduate to assume a leadership position within a provider organization.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers can expect to earn an average salary of $60,000 per year. With additional professional experience and potential management assignments, they can earn as much as $70,000-75,000 per year.
For more information about this specialty, please e-mail Sister M. Carroll Isselmann or call 610-647-4400, ext. 3119.