Student Success Stories
"Tell us your story!North-West Family
How did your experience at North-West College help you? Did our career services team help you find a job after you graduated? Have you been promoted to a new position?
If you have a story you would like to share, we would love to hear it! "
"I came to North West College Riverside campus not knowing what I wanted to do in life. I learned to have compassion and understand the patients. I have a job now as a medical assistant and all I could say is I'm very grateful that I attended this college."Elizabeth V. Ruiz, Medical Assistant
"I developed great self-esteem working with the staff and instructors of North-West College. They helped me so much I was able to move back to my home state and was employed by the first employer I submitted my application with. Thank you so much for the learning experience that I received from your school!"Diantha Polley, Medical Assistant
"Thanks to North-West College, I’ve had the opportunity to acquire skills that I needed to be successful! Thanks North-West!"Gabrielle Maria Romero
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech) Careers
Sonographers perform diagnostic studies on patients using ultrasound scanners to produce images of the anatomical areas for diagnosis and interpretation by a physician. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program at North-West College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working with medical diagnostic imaging.
Graduates of the program routinely find jobs working in:
- Physician’s Offices
- Medical Clinics
- Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
- Mobile imaging centers and other healthcare related facilities.
Quick Facts about Diagnostic Medical Sonographers*
- Employment of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is projected to grow 26 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- As the large Baby Boomer population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase. Imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.
- Diagnostic imaging workers will continue to be needed to use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.
- Most diagnostic imaging workers work full time. Some may work evenings, weekends, or overnight because they work in facilities that are always open.
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