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I would want to be ultra sound tech

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Jaden!

It's fantastic that you already have a career path in mind! Ultrasound tech is a great choice and here's why!!

Personally, I'd recommend going for a four year degree for career growth when you're more seasoned, but most ultrasound techs have an associate's degree which typically takes two years to complete. From there the average salary for an ultrasound tech is among the highest available for people with two year degrees. Looking at the job outlook for ultrasound techs shows double digit job growth over the next ten years!

Again, looks like you've made a great choice!!
Good luck!
Mark

Mark recommends the following next steps:

Research - https://www.mdc.edu/sonography/careers.aspx
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Jeff’s Answer

Hi Jaden.

This is a very rewarding career choice. Ultra sound technology for one is very safe and modern. My mother is a midwife and often contracts with an Ultrasound tech that started her own business at a young age. The tech earned enough money to stay up to date with equipment capabilities. Note, I saw her evolve from late 80's to the 2000's. Recording the video images from cassette tape, to cd, to DVD, to memory card, and the photo printing tech she added was also advanced. Technology is doing wonderful things in the healthcare industry and this is one job that can help so many other healthcare professionals. You play such a key role in gathering critical information for the client/patient. To add, there are many paths to get this training. Mark's recommendation for furthering your education is great and I echo his words. Getting at least a 2 year degree can help ensure you have a stronger growth path, undergrad is even better. Dont forget about working for a medical facility to just start gaining experience of the culture and environment. Its nothing like TV portrays, so try to get your feet wet in that environment, you may even find other paths in the healthcare industry that grab your attention.

It may even benefit you to identify some local Tech's and see if they are willing to mentor you or be an intern.

Best of luck to you. The hardest thing is to just take the first step. Expect that you need to learn and take a chance at this opportunity.
Jeff
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