Ultrasound, ardms, and rdcs aren't the only skills cardiac sonographers have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
Over half of cardiac sonographers have graduated with a bachelor's degree. In fact, it seems 19.0% of people who became a cardiac sonographer earned a bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree roughly 3.5% in this career have them. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it seems it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some cardiac sonographers have a college degree. But about one out of every two cardiac sonographers didn't attend college at all.
The cardiac sonographers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied medical technician and business, while a small population of cardiac sonographers studied nursing and health care administration.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a cardiac sonographer. So where do you start applying? According to our research, cardiac sonographers are mostly hired by HCA Healthcare, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Novant Health. Now is a good time to apply as HCA Healthcare has 11 cardiac sonographers job openings, and there are 9 at Baylor Scott & White Health and 7 at Novant Health.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, cardiac sonographers tend to earn the biggest salaries at UnitedHealth Group, Genesis Health Services, and Lifetime. Take UnitedHealth Group for example. The median cardiac sonographer salary is $83,663. At Genesis Health Services, cardiac sonographers earn an average of $81,686, while the average at Lifetime is $80,714. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While UnitedHealth Group has 0 job listings for cardiac sonographers, Genesis Health Services and Lifetime only have 0 and 3 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected cardiac sonographers are working at Mount Sinai Health System, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Digirad. By assessing which schools cardiac sonographers mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of cardiac sonographers from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.