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I am interested in becoming an obstetric sonographer. What are the steps in becoming a sonographer in the USA, Canada, and the Uk?

I want to know which of these countries is the best route to take to achieve my goals

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Kruti’s Answer

Sonographers must undergo formal education and training to gain foundational knowledge and skills to practice as an ultrasound technologist. Typically, a two-year (associates) or four-year degree (bachelor's) is completed at an institution of higher education such as a community college or university.
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Gurpreet’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hey Jennel,

I can't speak to how to become a sonographer in the UK or Canada, but I can talk about the US. According to my source (https://nurse.org/healthcare/how-to-become-sonographer/), there are a few steps you can take. All will lead to the same destination
1. Sonography Certificate: It takes 12-18 months. Gives you clinical + classroom education
2. Associates Degree in Sonography: This is done at a community college and takes about 2 years to complete because there is more coursework involved. Although it also gives you clinical + classroom experience, there is a chance to specialize (ex: obstetrics)
3. Bachelors in Sonography or Imaging Science: This is a 4 year degree at a university. Most of these offer a specialization program
4. Master in Sonography - 6+ years but only helpful for people who want to go into management or academia

As long as you follow one of these paths, you can get to your end goal. I hope this was helpful!
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Katherine’s Answer

Whatever path you decide to take as far as going to a community college or 4 year university, make sure it's CAAHEP accredited.
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