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Get the Skills to Become an Ultrasound Technician

This program will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to start working as an Ultrasound Technician

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in South Los Angeles, CA

Because of the continuing advancement in Sound Technology, there is a continuous demand for well-trained and highly skilled Ultrasound Technicians as integral part of the medical team. In addition to Diagnostic Ultrasound procedures most commonly used during pregnancy, sonographers are also trained to specialize in obtaining images of internal body organs and blood vessels for medical diagnosis.

Medical Assistant is a great foundation for those applying for the Ultrasound Technician and Nursing programs.

Healthcare Career College, located in Paramount, CA, serves ultrasound technician students in Long Beach, Compton, Lakewood, Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk, Cerritos, the greater Los Angeles area and north Orange County.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

19 Month* Diploma or 24 Month* Degree | $106,508 median annual salary**

  • 28% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by hospitals, medical imaging centers, & OB/GYN clinics
  • 1 Certification Track (ARRT)
  • Advance into Cardiac Sonography, Vascular Technology, Ultrasound Technology Management and much more!

* Program length when completed in normal time
** visited on August 12, 2021. Salary source for diagnostic medical sonographers with the lowest 25th percentile earning $88,255 to the highest 75th percentile of workers earning $136,250.

Diploma and Degree Options

Healthcare Career College offers a 19-month* Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma for those who wish to take a shorter program and quickly start a career. Alternatively, you can take the remaining courses to complete the 24-month* Associate Degree program, which could lead to increased opportunities and a wider breadth of knowledge.

At Healthcare Career College, we offer two Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Diploma (19 months*):

If you are looking to quickly start a career in Ultrasound Technology, consider our 19-month* Diploma program. This program is intended for those who wish to take a faster, less in-depth approach to becoming an Ultrasound Technology professional.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Associate’s Degree (24 months*):

The 24-month* Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will provide you with the hands-on training and knowledge that Ultrasound Technology professionals use daily. Upon completion of this program, you will feel fully prepared to start a career as an Ultrasound Technology professional.

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Become a Qualified Ultrasound Technician

The Healthcare Career College Ultrasound Tech program is designed to give you the hands-on training, technical knowledge and industry experience you need to pursue a successful career as a Sonographer.

As a graduate of Ultrasound Technician school, you’ll have the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, including the following areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Introduction to Vascular and Echocardiography
  • Musculoskeletal Sonography
  • Breast Sonography
  • Emergency Sonography
  • Small Parts including Thyroid, Scrotum and Prostate​

Degree Features:

  • Free certification preparation and testing
  • ARRT approval
  • Tutoring and student support services
  • Affordable tuition
  • Small class sizes, personal attention
  • Experienced, qualified and caring instructors
  • Financial Aid Available

Job Outlook:

  • Small and large organizations hiring
  • Employment growth of 27.5% from 2018 to 2028**
  • Career growth potential
  • Certification is accepted nationally
I enrolled into Healthcare Career College because I liked what they told me about the ultrasound program. It sounded very hands on and something I would enjoy. My teachers were such a big help and always pushed me to stay on course. I feel as though I was prepared for my extern. My advice to any students who want to attend Healthcare Career College, is to take it seriously and know that the teachers and staff are really here to help you.
Brianna W., Ultrasound Graduate

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Sonography programs can find work with OB/GYN doctors, medical imaging centers and hospitals.

Our graduates have been hired by:

  • Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care
  • Lynwood Medical Imaging
  • Meet your Baby Imaging Center
  • And more!

Median Pay: $51.21/hour**

View Diagnostic Medical Sonography job postings in Paramount, CA on

Nationally Recognized Certification

Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification is required to work in hospitals. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) provides credentialing exams available to students upon graduation from the Associate Degree program. ARRT credential is verification that a candidate has met professional standards for medical imaging. Healthcare Career College is an approved provider with ARRT.

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Is a Rewarding Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and exploring whether Healthcare Career College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call (562) 804-1239

*Program length when completed in normal time. Evening schedule is 21 months in normal time.

**Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2021