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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Degree Program in Nashville

Nashville has new opportunities in healthcare career training at Casa Loma College. With a variety of allied health degree programs, you can earn your education quickly and enter some of the most in-demand healthcare careers! Our Nashville Center provides exciting career opportunities in healthcare.

The college is located at 750 Envious Lane directly off I-40 and Briley Parkway and near the Nashville International Airport.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Program

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program is opportunity to work in a fast-growing field of healthcare. This program enables people to work as a diagnostic medical sonographer or sonographer for short. They use imaging equipment, including soundwave technology, to image various parts of the body. These medical imaging tests, called ultrasounds, allow doctors to make medical health care decisions for patients. Sonographers are trained to acquire these images and then analyze the images to provide doctors with key data and information needed to make decisions.

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Those who work as sonographers will learn how to use the equipment, gather images, and use them to help make an accurate diagnosis. To do this, they need advanced training. This often includes earning an associate’s degree, which can be completed in less than two years, and includes classes in sciences and anatomy. Students will complete hands-on training using medical sonography equipment while also obtaining clinical experience.

Woman And Partner Having 4D Ultrasound Scan

Once completing their education in sonography, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. This is conducted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Those who work in this field will find key opportunities for them. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the median annual wage for someone working in this field is $75,780 a year. The organization as notes that those with an associate degree in DMS students will be in demand, with a projected growth in jobs from 2019 to 2029 of 17 percent, which is much faster than average.Those with this degree may find employment opportunities throughout Nashville. This includes specialized private organizations, including women’s treatment programs, prenatal programs, hospitals, and medical centers. Nashville General Hospital and Curahealth Nashville are additional organizations that offer these services to patients.

HOW MUCH DOES A SONOGRAPHER MAKE IN TENNESSEE

• Workers on average earn $65,720.
• 10% of workers earn $44,670 or less.
• 10% of workers earn $86,960 or more

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data

WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK FOR SONOGRAPHERS?

This is an exciting and opportune time to pursue a career in Medical Sonography! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow 17 percent through 2029. That’s over four times the average for all occupations. Most of these will probably be employed at imaging centers and state, local, or private hospitals, which employed 61% of all sonographers in 2019.

Tennesse

Employment (2018)Projected employment (2028)Projected growth (2018-2028)Projected annual job openings (2018-2028)
1,580 employees1,980 employees25%140

United States source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019-2029 employment projections . “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period. “Projected annual job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

MRI technicians looking at X-Ray

WHO IS CASA LOMA COLLEGE?

Casa Loma College is a non-profit college serving the professional health care community since 1966. The college offers accelerated hybrid programs to help you earn a degree in less than two years.

IS CASA LOMA COLLEGE ACCREDITED?

Yes! Casa Loma is committed to providing quality education that prepares you to pursue a new career. We are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools as well as the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE).

Casa Loma College offers academic programs under Title 38, United States Code, to enroll veterans and other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits, and The United States Department of Education has approved Casa Loma College to offer Title IV Financial Aid assistance to students.
For more information, visit our accreditation page.

FINANCIAL AID

For those who are eligible, financial aid is an excellent tool to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to attend college. Casa Loma College has a committed team of financial aid professionals on call to help students and parents navigate the process.

Casa Loma College participates in many programs to help reduce the cost of college, including:

• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
• Federal Work Study
• Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
• CSAC Cal Grant

To learn more about the financial aid process, and what you may be eligible, please refer to our financial aid page.

VETERANS BENEFITS

In addition, for those who qualify, Casa Loma College is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to offer academic programs under Title 38, United States Code, to enroll veterans and other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits.
For a full list of benefits, and to learn more, please visit our Veteran’s Benefits page.

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