Diagnostic medical sonographers need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also require professional certification. Diagnostic medical sonographer schooling at a community college or technical school that includes ultrasound tech programs might be a great option.
A bachelor’s degree may be right for those who are already working as a registered sonographer and want to advance their career, according to Oregon Tech Online. This regionally-accredited school offers a distance-learning program that is based on students transferring in existing credits toward their degree.
To earn a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with an AB specialty, you must pass the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination and the BR examination within five years.