There are great job opportunities for vascular sonographers after graduation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment is expected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through 2020. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, private physicians' offices and other medical settings. (www.bls.gov)
Credentials and Accreditation
The vascular ultrasound program at Rush University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756) www.caahep.org.
As a CAAHEP-accredited program, graduates of this program qualify to take the certification exam through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) www.ardms.org to become a registered vascular technologist (RVT) or through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) to gain the RVS credential.
Experienced vascular sonographers may expand their careers by learning another ultrasound concentration by becoming a laboratory technical director, educator, researcher, or take a position in an ultrasound equipment company as an application specialist, educator, technical advisor or sales representative.