5 Reasons You Should Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

1.It’s a remarkable career helping patients

In this career, you will analyze diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for the physician. You will be able to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal images. Sonography is safe, accurate and helps to diagnose medical problems that the doctor cannot see without surgery. You will be working with people and helping them every day. Your job may help to eliminate unnecessary surgery or help facilitate more accurate surgery, thus helping people live healthier and more productive lives.

2. It’s a stable career with a growing demand

The U. S Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that the demand for ultrasound technicians to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024. Many Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are employed in hospitals, ambulatory centers, and radiology centers. The Medical Sonographers not only scan parts of the body but are also responsible for maintaining equipment and orders supplies when needed.

3. You are always learning something new

The program comprises of modules like Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Ultrasound Physics, scanning modules like Abdomen, Vascular and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout the program you will be asking questions and continuing to further your knowledge in the field. The exciting thing about any medical profession is that innovative discoveries are constantly being made, therefore you will be a continuous learner throughout your career.

4. You wouldn’t be stuck behind a desk all day

Sonographers are always moving, and that aspect of the work appeals to energetic people. You may need to help patients move or you may need to move equipment. You may be on your feet a lot, which some people see as a good thing. This is definitely not a desk job except for brief periods of filling out required forms or talking to patients. Sonographers enjoy a fast-paced work shift that combines a variety of duties with plenty of action.

5. Earn Professional Credentials

After completion of the graduation requirements, students may appear for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exam. The first part of the exam would be to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination which tests basic physical principles and instrumentation knowledge essential to sonography professionals and students. Most student take this exam once they pass the Ultrasound Physic class. To earn a Register Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) credential, students must pass the SPI examination and a corresponding specialty examination within five years. ARDMS certification shows fellow healthcare professionals, employers and the medical facilities you work with that you work towards achieving excellence in the field of Sonography. To learn more details about the exams you can go to the ARDMS website: http://www.ardms.org/get-certified/Pages/default.aspx

AIHT Education in Stratford, CT is now enrolling for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. If you are interested in learning more information you can e-mail contact@aihtedu.com or call 203-870-8400.

AIHT Open House – Saturday April 20th 9 AM – 12 PM

Did you just graduate from High School? Are you looking to start a new career? If you are looking for a dynamic and growing career field, healthcare may be the right choice for you!

Come and learn all the great opportunities in the healthcare field at AIHT Education’s Open House is Saturday April 20th from 9 AM – 12 PM at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT.

Prospective students will get the opportunity to:

  • Tour our campus and explore the benefits of hands-on career training!
  • Learn about financial assistance for those who qualify
  • Learn about job placement assistance upon graduation
  • Meet one-on-one with an admissions representative

Information Session – AIHT Education

AIHT Education is holding an Information Session for their upcoming Ultrasound and Cardiovascular programs. The Info Session will take place at AIHT on Wednesday, November 9th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT.

Potential students will learn about:

  • Sonographer Learning Objectives
  • Ultrasound vs Cardiovascular Career
  • Daily Job Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Prerequisites & Application Process
  • Graduate Success Stories

Ultrasound is one of the most popular non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedures in the healthcare industry. AIHT Educations traditional teaching method includes theory classes in class room settings and hands on experience in clinical lab.

For more information, contact us at 203-870-8400 or admission@aihtedu.com

To sign up for the Info Session on Nov. 9th please complete the Registration Form

Upcoming Class Schedule

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AIHT Education is now enrolling new students. Please find below the starting dates for the  for the respective healthcare training programs at the Stratford, CT campus.

Please contact the admissions department at 203-870-8400 for more information about our training programs and admission process.

Day Hours: 9 AM – 2 PM | Evening Hours: 5 PM – 9 PM

 

 

Admissions Meeting

Activities will include:

  • Admissions Presentation
  • Financial Assistance Overview
  • Campus tour
  • Individual Counseling Sessions

For more information, contact us at 203-870-8400 or admission@aihtedu.com

To register, please complete the Registration Form

Schedule

10:00 am – Registration and Reception

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in before the presentation begins.

Admissions Presentation

Our Admissions staff will welcome you to the campus and present an overview of the Institute, our programs, and the application process.

Financial Assistance Presentation

A financial assistance representative will explain the different options available to students.

Campus Tours

An AIHT representative will take you on a tour of the institute.

Individual Counseling Sessions

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with an Admissions Counselor.

Registry Exam Review Courses for Sonography Students

AIHT Education will begin offering free registry examination review courses to all current sonography students. The review courses will help students prepare for the following examinations offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS):

  • Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI)
  • Abdomen Specialty Exam (AB)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Exam (OB/GYN)
  • Vascular Technology Exam (VT)

The 6-hour review courses will be conducted on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All current students are strongly encouraged to attend review classes for any of the ARDMS examinations they have yet to take. The classes will help you gain a better understanding of what to expect and how to prepare for the exams.

The schedule for the upcoming review courses will be as follows:

SPI – July 18, 2015

Abdomen – TBD

OB/GYN – TBD

Students must register for the classes in advance by emailing dmathew@aihtedu.com The review classes will be held only if there are a minimum of 5 students registered.

Open House June 10th

Stratford, CT — Join American Institute of Healthcare and Technology (AIHT) for an Open House in Stratford, June 10th. AIHT offers career oriented healthcare training programs in the following areas: Phlebotomy Technician, Ultrasound Technologist, Cardiovascular Technologist, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, and Clinical Cardiographic Technician (Advanced EKG).

Come learn all about the AIHT experience by visiting our campus and meeting with representatives from the Admissions Department. The Open House will be held at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615 June 10th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

For those who wish to attend the Open House, please register by e-mailing the Admissions Department at admission@aihtedu.com or call 203-870-8400. Parking will be available onsite for public use.

Students and Staff of Stratford’s AIHT Support “Paint The Town Pink”

On September 15, 2015 Students and Staff from the American Intsitute of Healthcare and Technology collected donations of items and gift cards to create a basket that they donated to Stamford Hospital’ss “Paint The Town Pink”. The baskets collected will be raffled off during their month long series of social and educational events designed to promote breast cancer awareness. AIHT is an allied healthcare training school located in here in Stratford, CT and offers programs such as: Ultrasound Technologist (Diagnostic Medical Sonography), Echocardiography Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Medical Assistant programs.
Currently located at 300 Long Beach Boulevard, in Stratford, the school will be moving to its new and larger location at 480 Lordship Blvd on October 1, 2015.

EHR is highly recommended for employment in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other various Medical Facilities. After all, the majority of doctor’s offices are going PAPERLESS!!

Enrollment is open for Clinical Cardiographic Technician Program

AIHT Education in Stratford, CT is introducing new course Clinical Cardiographic Technician program (Advanced EKG training). Enrollment is open for this program and classes start on May 12th, Monday. Schedule an Appointment with admission counsellor or simply Walk In to discuss career opportunities.

This is Advanced EKG Program and covers all the important training related to carrying out ones duties as an EKG/ECG Technician. Moreover this course also provide training for (1) Stress Testing and (2) Holter Monitoring via classroom training and practical experience using latest equipment and machine in the Lab. This course widens the scope of learning, job opportunities and prospect of earning higher income in a competitive allied healthcare field.

Both Day and Evening classes are available on Weekdays (Monday to Thursday). For working professionals, Weekend classes are available on Saturdays.

Program details Clinical Cardiographic Technician Training

Contact AIHT Education (203) 870-8400

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ICD-10 Training Now Available at AIHT Education

Federal law has mandated that the healthcare industry implement the ICD-10 code set by October 1st, 2014. In preparation for this industry-wide change, AIHT Education will now be offering ICD-10 training as part of its Medical Billing & Coding program beginning April 28th, 2014.

ICD-10 offers a much more specific coding system and is therefore drastically different from the ICD-9 code set that is currently in practice in the United States. The current code set contains approximately 18,000 diagnosis and procedure codes while the soon to be implemented ICD-10 contains well over 100,000 codes. Proper knowledge and training is required for all medical personnel to ease the transition.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare administration, medical billing and coding might be the right choice for you. Please contact our admissions department at 203-870-8400 for more information about our training programs.