What is the starting salary and earning potential for this field?
A new graduate seeking employment as a diagnostic medical sonographer can expect to earn nearly $20 per hour.
How can I get started?
Students interested in diagnostic medical sonography should have a high school diploma or an equivalent, and must be at college level in Math, Reading, and Writing. Prior medical experience, training, or licensure is helpful to applicants. Students must complete the following courses prior to taking the first DMSO course in the AAS degree. However, priority is given to students who have completed these courses before the application deadline.
How will I be trained in Sonography at Lone Star College–CyFair?
What can I expect to do with this certificate/degree?
In your role as a sonographer you will:
Can I work while taking classes?
While taking sonography courses, students are encouraged to limit employment to no more than 20 hours per week. Sonography students on average devote 40 hours a week to their studies.
What kind of financial aid can I apply for?
The Lone Star College System website contains many valuable links to sources of financial aid on-line by looking under the category Prospective Students. Students can apply for state and national grants and loans by completing the FAFSA form on-line (www.fafsa.ed.gov), or pick up a hard copy in the financial aid office. Financial aid advisors are available to assist students with financial aid applications. Also, scholarships for students entering the health professions are often available through many hospitals and medical corporations.
Why should I attend Lone Star College–CyFair?
Lone Star College–CyFair is one of the few colleges that has the ability to provide a unique Sonography Program that differs in state of the art facilities and instruction. The instructors are dedicated to helping students succeed on the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography exam. Superior instruction and collaborative learning is the standard with local medical facilities.