Personal Narrative: A Career As A Medical Sonographer

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I am preparing for a career as a Medical Sonographer. In order to reach this goal, I have several steps that I have to complete to get there. In the below paragraphs I will discuss these steps. Along with how I think technological advances will affect my career and educational goals in both the near and distant future. The first step in my goal to becoming a Medical Sonographer, is completing an Associate’s Degree. I am completing this degree online, through Thomas Edison State College. My plan is to take at least two courses every semester until its completion. My degree is in Business Administration as a back-up. I am using my free electives for courses I need to complete before entering into the Sonography Program. The program requires a minimum of an associate’s degree, which the following courses were completed, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, College Algebra, Medical Terminology, and English Composition. The second step is getting into the Sonography Program in a local hospital. It is an 18 month program that only accepts 6 students into each class. This is the one of the hardest steps in my career plan with over 30 applicants, it is not an easy program to enter into. They make the selection process based on your overall GPA while obtaining your associate’s, as well as a closer look at your GPA in…show more content…
The examinations is administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. I will be eligible for two certifications, the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). There are a few more certifications I can pick up after these but this is the standard certification upon entering a career in this field. My goal is to also get a few of the others but at a later date when it is easier to travel to the schools that offer the

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