However, I need to receive professional education to obtain a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) certificate or a sonography certificate. Both certificates are valid and valuable in the contemporary health care setting. However, professionals obtaining either certificate need to meet high requirements and standards established in the field of sonography. At the same time, as I obtain a certificate in the field of sonography, I will get ample career opportunities for I will be able to work in virtually any health care organization, where professional skills and abilities of a sonographer are needed. Individuals eager to obtain an MRI certificate or a sonography certificate should come prepared to ultrasound classes and training, which they have to pass successfully and to develop at least basic skills and abilities in the field of ultrasound. In fact, future sonographerrs should have in-depth knowledge not only in the field of health care but also in other fields because the work of a sonographer is closely intertwined with physics, maths, and other branches of science, which may not be directly related to medicine. Future sonographers should match the established requirements in the field of sonography. When future sonographers have their ultrasound certificate, they can carry on their education to complete their learning in the field of sonography proper. In fact, obtaining training and having adequate ultrasound education are basic requirements future sonographers should match. Most students enter the field of sonography after completing a certification program, which may last for 1-2 years (Karmermier 356).
In addition, the education of professional sonographers is not limited to the field of ultrasound alone. In this regard, future sonographers should carry on their education and training to enter the field of diagnostic medical sonography. At this point, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that the development of a solid theoretical ground alone is not enough for well-qualified sonographers. Instead, they need to have practice and training in real life situations. Sonographers may have training in hospitals, vocational-technical institutions, colleges and universities, and the Armed Forces. Some training programs accept applicants with a scientific background or have some experience in the field of health care. Some organizations can take into consideration the educational background of applicants, including their high school education, especially if applicants have proved to be particularly successful in the field of mathematics and science, as well as liberal arts. Colleges and universities offer different training programs, which may last from two to four years. The training programs end up with an associate or bachelor’s degree students obtain as they complete their training successfully. Today, two year programs are most prevalent. In the course of learning, future sonographers have to attend classes in anatomy, physiology, instrumentation, basic physics, patient care, and medical ethics (e.g.: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers).
Furthermore, individuals willing to obtain education in the field of sonography should plan their future career. At the same time, they should collect information on potential places of employment and training. For instance, students should find out organizations and locations, where they can find employment and where they can make a successful career as well as they should find locations, where they have little, if any, employment opportunities. In actuality, the most prospective locations for future sonographers are Boston, Massachusetts, Moines, Iowa, Madison, Wisconsin, Florida, California and Dakota (Ultrasound Technology Career, 2009).
Thus, taking into account all above mentioned, I would like to place emphasis on the fact that I am eager to complete my education and to become a professional sonographer. I believe this occupation is very important and prospective in the contemporary health care environment. In addition, I do like this job because I feel that I have inclinations to sonography. In addition, I expect to make a successful career in sonography and to have a high level of income for salaries of sonographers are high. However, before making a successful career, I have to obtain professional education and I am ready to work and to learn hard to become a well-qualified sonographer.
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Kammermeier, Michael J. Sonogrpahy Introduction to Normal Structure and Function. St.Louis: Saunders, 2004, ppp. 356-59.
Klerckson, Lisa A. “Sonogrpahy High Demands.” Sonography High Demands, Apr. 2009, pp. 64-69.
“Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography,” Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.” Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 4, 2011, pp. 181-84.
“Ultrasound Technology Career.mov – YouTube.” YouTube – Broadcast Youreself. 24 Nov. 2009. Retrieved on November 18, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikNemi_xZpQ.