Some people's favorite aspect of the job is the technical side. They love learning about how to use and maintain equipment to help people. Others enjoy talking with patients and getting to know them. The social and technological aspects of the job make this an excellent fit for someone who is both analytical and a people-person. Talk about what you enjoy about chatting with patients. While you're performing the sonogram, you can calm patients who are nervous, ask happy expecting mothers how their pregnancy is going, and make the experience an overall pleasant experience for everyone.
"I enjoy being able to exchange small talk with patients. It seems to keep their minds off the procedure as well as relax knowing that there is someone there to have a nice conversation with."
"The main reason that I chose to pursue this career path was to help patients in a time of need. I enjoy the personal one on one contact with patients and talking with them is part of our interaction. I try to learn a little about them to help make them comfortable in our situation together. This helps put them at ease."
"I do enjoy socializing with patients. There is always a place and a time and I always keep it professional. I try to make small talk when appropriate and I also try to educate the patient on the procedure that I am performing. Most of the time, patients are in awe of the technology involved and that keeps them focused while I perform t"he exam."
Share a few aspects of the job that you like and explain why. Does the patient interaction energize you? What about using an ultrasound machine interests you? Do you enjoy troubleshooting problems and assisting with the diagnosis of a patient? Explain what you know about the job that you find stimulating and interesting, either from your education or experience.
"Besides the interaction with patients, one of my favorite things to do is view a patients heart, heart chambers, valves and vessels. The way the heart works has always interested me and inspired me to pursue this career."
"My motivation to enter this career was a combination of my desire to help people in need and my love of technology. You'll quickly find that I have a great bedside manner with patients and an innate ability to learn the processes and procedures with all of the equipment that I'll be using."
"I enjoy the professional relationships that I've built over the years. Working as part of a large team of specialized experts in the healthcare field is something that I truly value. Watching patients progress from person to person with a great outcome makes me feel proud each and every day to be a part of their care."
Discuss how this new position fits into your career goals. Do you enjoy helping people? Are you interested in working in an environment where you are constantly learning? Do you intend to further your education by completing training and certifications to specialize and build upon your knowledge? Share why you're excited about working in the medical field and what you're looking forward to. Discuss any specific areas of expertise and interest. Here is a sample question: "I have always wanted to understand how the human body works. I chose to be an Ultrasound Tech because I knew it would give me exposure to the medical field and allow me to use and grow in my technical skills. I love learning and helping others. I think I will be a great fit for this position!"
"I have always wanted to understand how the human body works. I chose to be an Ultrasound Tech because I knew it would give me exposure to the medical field and allow me to use and grow in my technical skills. I love learning and helping others. I think I will be a great fit for this position!"
"When I saw my first ultrasound of my sister's unborn baby I knew I wanted to be an Ultrasound Technician. After progressing through schooling and gaining work experience, I have realized that I chose the right path for me with all of the different special"ty areas that I can learn and grow in."
"When I was young, my mother worked as a nurse in the large hospital in my hometown. As I graduated high school and was unsure what to do with my career path, she set me up to shadow a couple of different positions in the hospital. Once I worked with the radiology department in seeing the X-ray Technicians and Sonographers, I knew that my career would take that path. I loved the technological aspect mixed with the patient interaction and still do to this day."
Explain to the interviewer that you are an excellent communicator. Are you able to relate to coworkers? Can you converse easily with patients? Show off your communication skills by offering an example that paints a picture of your abilities.
"When talking with patients, I'm always sensitive and understanding. Most of my patients are dealing with some sort of illness, and they are already uncomfortable. I try my best to make them feel at ease."
"My communication style is honest and straightforward while having the ability to adapt my style to the person I am communicating with. With patients, it is important to have an understanding of their knowledge level and background to be able to effectively communicate with them."
"I'm a very tactful, straight forward person. I prefer to come directly to people to address a situation when communicating with my leadership and coworkers. You'll find that I am a no frills type of person in my communication style with you. With patients, I have a calm demeanor and try to educate them as best as I can on the images I am taking. I find that by knowing what I am doing, the patient becomes much more receptive and opens up to me more."
This question challenges you to look at your patient interactions and think about how that experience impacts you as an Ultrasound Technician. Tell your interview how patients inspire you to be your best every day at work and, if applicable, how they inspired you to pursue this career path.
"I feel energized when I get the opportunity to learn from patients and help them. I love this aspect of my job."
"I was inspired to pursue this career because of my natural tendency to be willing to help people in a time of need. I'm excited to work with patients that need my expertise to help find out a medical issue or to help them lay eyes on their baby for the first time."
"I enjoy the appointments where I'm able to bring answers to patients. We see patients when they are feeling very vulnerable with a lot of unanswered questions in their mind. Knowing that I did my part in bringing them answers keeps me motivated in this job on a daily basis."
Keep your cool. One of your responsibilities as an ultrasound technician is to stay calm, regardless of the situation. In the medical field, there are so many unpredictable factors, and you must learn to accept that as an everyday occurrence. An appropriate response to this scenario would be to not react. Depending on the situation, you may need to allow the doctor to explain what showed up on the ultrasound. Be sure to have a clear understanding of what is within your rights to explain to patients or whether those sensitive topics are best explained by a medical doctor.
"Calmly I would tell the patient to give me just a moment while I asked one of my co-workers for a second opinion. If I do see something that is concerning on a scan, it is usually the job of the RN or the physician to talk to the patient directly."
"I know that this job entails showing results that are not pleasant to patients at times. To maintain a professional image with the patient, I would remain calm and quiet and let them know that I need to send the images to the Radiologist for interpretation and that they would be letting the patient know what the results were."
"This situation would depend on what was found that was alarming. If an image showed something medically concerning, I would stay focused on my job in obtaining the best possible images for the Radiologist and let the patient know what I was doing. Following the scan, I would let them know the process for the physician to receive the results and the follow up that they would be providing."
As an Ultrasound Technician your job is hands on. You will need to be willing to touch, adjust, and hold onto extremities of your patients. Let the interviewer know that you move patients safely and appropriately with the assistance of another staff member if needed.
"I'm comfortable helping patients get situated, even if that means I have to physically move them myself. It's all a part of the job."
"I fully understand that obtaining the best images possible require the patient to in the proper position. I am very comfortable in assisting immobile patients to get into the right place for my imaging."
"I do feel comfortable helping a patient move into a position. I keep myself in physical shape and transitioning patients is not an issue. If I'm ever in a situation where I need assistance I'm quick to ask so I don't keep the patient waiting."
Every job comes with stress and as an Ultrasound Technician, your stress level will depend on what type of environment you work in. If you work at a hospital you may have a full schedule and may need to be on call. Busy days and middle of the night wake up calls may overload you. Tell the interviewer how you would respond in these types of situations. What do you do when you have too much on your plate and not enough hours in the day? Do you prioritize? Do you ask for help? What tools do you find helpful?
"If I feel overloaded at work I talk with my co-workers to see if they can help me out. I've developed a great working relationship with them so we never feel that we are putting each other out."
"Busy work days can easily be handled with a little bit of organization and prioritization. During my schooling, I worked as a phlebotomist to gain experience in a clinical setting. In a busy hospital, it was important that I laid out a plan each day for the patients I was scheduled to see. By laying out a plan, I was able to see where I had extra time to help shuffle in any emergent patients and keep me on task throughout my day. I will be able to utilize this method in this role as well."
"I have been overloaded with work but it hasn't been unbearable because I prioritize my work each day. By prioritizing what needs to be accomplished first or what needs most of my attention and time, I have never fallen behind in my work."
Explain to the interviewer that you understand the challenges it can bring, but you enjoy it nonetheless. Are you currently standing all day at your job? Talk about any jobs that required you to be on your feet. When you started to get tired, how did you handle it? Were you able to find ways to relax your sore feet and decompress after a long day of physical activity?
"I am used to and comfortable standing on my feet all day. I've found a particular type of shoe that alleviates any sort of fatigue on my feet and standing on fatigue mats helps out. When I get a chance between patients, I definitely utilize the time to sit down and work at a computer as well to refresh my legs."
"Having participated in athletics through high school and remaining an active runner to this day have helped prepare me for a job where I will be on my feet all day. I will be able to handle it with ease. In a job like this, it is important to relax and refresh outside of work to come in each and every day ready to go."
"I am comfortable standing on my feet each day. I get a few chances during the day to take a quick break and sit while I scan a few patients and that has been enough for me. By keeping physically fit outside of work and eating right, work days on my feet are much easier as well."
In a busy hospital or doctor's office, you might be pressed for time when performing imaging or assessing patients. Stress on the job can also come from difficult coworkers or patients. Let the interviewer know that you are capable of coping with the different stresses you might encounter in your job, by sharing tools or strategies that help you stay calm.
"I have learned to stay relaxed and try not to react. For example, I prioritize tasks that need to get done each day working towards that final deadline to make sure I use my time wisely and have realistic expectations. This helps me to feel less stressed."
"I cope with stressful situations by coming home to a loving family at night. I have a great network of friends and mentors to help me through any stressful situations at work. While at work, I handle stressful moments by remaining calm and focused on the task at hand rather than letting things overwhelm me. By staying focused, working through things allev"
"As I come into my first job, I come with the ability to handle any stressful situations. For me personally, I handle on the job stress by staying in communication with both coworkers and my leadership rather than bottling things up inside. Outside of work, I "
Ultrasound technicians perform sonograms on areas of the body as a diagnostic tool to show doctors what other imaging cannot reveal. They assist with pregnancies by showing doctors how the baby is growing. They help provide a visual for locating abnormalities and problems that could be occurring in the body due to disease or illness. Understand that your job is helping others in the process of identifying what's wrong so that they can begin their recovery process. Assure the interviewer that performing ultrasounds, regardless of the area, is all a part of the job.
"I am very comfortable working with any patient, no matter the images I am performing on them. My inspiration for coming into this field was to help people in a time of need and I am willing to what it takes to provide the best images possible."
"I was honestly a little squeamish in school but I've overcome my fears of working on particular body parts."
"Having worked as a sonographer for many years, I am comfortable working on any body part of a patient. Being a male in this field, I am fine working on both males and females and I've received consistent feedback throughout my career from patients that I have a great bedside manner with everyone."
No matter how difficult, unfair or terrible your previous boss was, use this question as an opportunity to share what you learned from them and what you learned from your previous role.
"My boss taught me the importance of attention to detail. He was particular about every little detail, from preparing for client appointments to completing SOAP notes. I learned how to fine tune my skills and identify the slightest details that could make all the difference in a life or death situation."
"Coming out of school, I'll talk a bit about my preceptor during my clinical experience. I was able to learn really well under him because I was given the ability to learn with a hands on type of experience while being coached from the side. While reading procedures and textbooks is helpful to get a good knowledge base, I am the type of person that needs hand on experience to really learn what I am doing."
"I have worked under my current manager for eight years now and we have a great working relationship. She is very hands off and trusts us all to do our jobs with skill and compassion. She keeps an open door policy and I don't ever hesitate to run issues or concerns by her. She provides feedback to me on a regular basis and I appreciate that greatly."
Education is an important aspect of almost any job. Whether it is training new employees or working with students on their rotations, it is important to remember that you were in their shoes at one time. Talk about the importance of education in your field and how your education had effected your career at one point. If you have specific experience training people in the field, be sure to bring it up to your interviewer.
"In such a continuously changing field, education is extremely important for us to be able to educate others and to be educated myself. In my current role, we have rotating students come through from the local technical college and I love being able to pass my knowledge down to them. On top of me teaching them things, I often receive an education from them as well and I look forward to my time in helping them."
"In realizing how important my education was to me and the importance my preceptor played in helping introduce me to the field, I would greatly look forward to an opportunity like this in the future."
"I am very comfortable educating new employees in my department and presenting to large groups. When we have new techs starting, my supervisor schedules them to shadow with me for a day as part of their orientation and I love these days with new employees. As well, I've presented at department meetings after attending CME events and I have a knack for presenting to large groups of people."
Your interviewer will be looking for your ability to assess a difficult situation with a patient and resolve it in a calm and safe manner. Talk about a time where you experienced a difficult patient and explain how you handled it with a successful result. Be sure to demonstrate the fact that you kept a calm demeanor and kept the needs of the patient in mind, even though they put you in a difficult situation.
"In my years of working as an Ultrasound Tech, the most difficult patient that I experienced was one that was visibly upset about the potential co-pay that would likely incur because of the service we were providing. He became angry with me and demanded to know why costs for ultrasounds were so high. While remaining calm, I explained to him how to the scan would help in a potential diagnosis and tried to reiterate that his health was of utmost importance. After he calmed down a bit, I explained that our hospital had a financial services office and he was more than welcome to speak with a representative their following his exam. He thanked me for letting him know that."
"During my clinical experience time at a local hospital, I worked with a very obese patient that was having an abdominal scan for suspected appendicitis. The standard scan was very difficult to obtain and the patient was in clear pain and becoming very irritable. With my preceptor present, I calmly explained to the patient that I was unable to get the image needed and that we needed to have the physician order a CT. While displeased, the patient was appreciative to be told what was happening and the CT ended up going well for the patient when she left our exam room."
"Looking back on my career, the most difficult patient I ended up working with involved other family members as well. I was working with our mobile unit on our inpatient unit at a large hospital when a physician ordered an abdominal scan on a patient that was having stomach pains. When I arrived, the patients son and daughter in law were in the room and were not happy that I was there to scan the man. They were insisting that the man was experiencing stomach pains because he was "underfed" while being hospitalized for the past three days. I explained to the family that the physician needed the scan to look for potentially serious issues that could be happening with the man, above what could possibly be hunger. While still visibly upset, I proceeded with the ultrasound while explaining to both the patient and family what I was doing. It turned out that the patient was experiencing gallstones and he later thanked me after his family had left for handling things with ease around his difficult relatives."
In a continually changing field, it is important to express that you take pride in being a continuous learner in your field. If you are certified by ARDMS, talk about some great continuing education courses you have taken that have helped in your career. If you subscribe to any publications in the field, mention that as well. Your interviewer will be looking to hear that you stay on top of advancements in the field.
"Being certified by ARDMS, I've taken advantage of many great continuing education credits. Recently, I took a CME course on gout and how to obtain proper imaging for its diagnosis. Shortly after the course, I was able to successfully image a patient diagnosed with the disorder and this made me feel great. Being a career long learner is extremely important in our field and I appreciate every opportunity I get to be more educated in the field."
"As a new graduate, I am a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and subscribe to their journal. This is a great resource to learn more in the field moving forward. As well, I look forward to become ARDMS certified."
"As an experienced technician, I have prided myself on both continuing my education and reading all that I can on the field throughout my career. Having gained a lot of general experience in my career and in my current position, I've done all I can to educate myself to specialize in breast imaging. I have recently taken CME courses in breast carcinoma and phyllodes tumors and these have better prepared me for this potential job."
For this question, your interviewer is looking to see what types of equipment you have experience working on. Be open and honest with your answer as they probably won't be able to tell what equipment you have worked on from your resume or application. There are no wrong answers for this question. Just be sure to reiterate that you are open and able to be trained on new equipment.
"In my time working in obstetrics, I have worked on basic 2-D, 3-D and transvaginal machines. I have also worked in a large hospital on a smaller portable machine where I performed exams in patient rooms. I have experience working on both Philips and Siemens machines and am confident in my ability to learn new machines."
"During my clinical rotation in school, I feel fortunate to have been able to experience a variety of machines. I worked on 2-D and 3-D machines as well as a breast ultrasound machine. With a little bit of training, I was able to pick up smoothly on these pieces of equipment."
"With my years of experience, I have seen all of the great advancements in our field and I feel very fortunate to have experience on a wide variety of equipment. I have experience on doppler, 2-D, 3-D and mobile machines. More recently, I have been trained on working on a transrectal scanner. I thrive on the variety of my current position and love the aspect of being able to hone a new craft in the field."
Working as an Ultrasound Technician involves working with and communicating with Radiologists. Your interviewer will be looking for your comfort level in working with physicians and how you communicate effectively with them. Explain that you are comfortable in your abilities as a technician and at ease when speaking with Radiologists. If you have specific examples of a difficult situation that you worked through, talk about them in a positive light.
"In my time working as an Ultrasound Technician, I've been fortunate to work with a great group of Radiologists that are easy to communicate with. If they ever have a concern, I am approachable and very accepting of any feedback that they have. When I first started, one of the Radiologists had a specific preference for notes taken on the ultrasound images. After speaking to her directly, I had clear direction on how to proceed with her images into the future and she was appreciative of my work from there on out."
"I don't have a lot of direct experience working with physicians coming into my first job, but I am very comfortable working with all levels of an organization. We are all members of one large team that is working towards the goal of excellent patient care. I have my job to do that I am very comfortable with and I would never hesitate to talk directly to one of the Radiologists if needed."
"During my career, I've worked in both a small private practice and a large group practice working with a large group of physicians. In the large group practice, it was important to know and understand the preferences of each of the radiologist individually and I did this by personally talking to each one. By them understanding my methods and me understanding their preferences on the images, I was able to provide the best work that I could to each one individually."
Your interviewer will be able to see your experience from your resume/application. Now is the time to be open with them on where you feel you need more training and being honest is the best policy here. It is important to know what is required in the position you are interviewing for. If you are lacking direct experience for the position, tell the interviewer that you are willing to train and are a great learner to be able to pick up right away after training.
"After having many years of experience working in obstetrics, I don't have direct experience working with orthopedic patients like in your setting. But knowing the ultrasound machines like the back of my hand and having a very firm grasp on the joint regions of the body, you'll find that I'll be able to run with the job very quickly after my initial training."
"While I feel that I am leaving my schooling with a firm grasp on the field, I'm looking forward to gaining more experience working in obstetrics. Working with mothers was an inspiration for me to join the field of sonography."
"While I am coming to you with many years of well rounded experience, it has been many years since I've performed neurosonology exams. Since I've last worked with neurology patients, I know a lot of advancements have occurred in both the equipment and the techniques. I would greatly look forward to the opportunity to train on working with these patients once again."
While your interviewer may be able to decipher a lot of your resume or application based on your work history, here is your chance to talk about the types of exams that you can do or are trained in. It will be important to research the job that you are interviewing for to know what types of exams will be required. If you don't have the direct experience required for the position, explain that you are open to being trained to learn a new skill.
"At this point in my career, I am very proficient in Obstetrics exams as I have spent most of my career working here. I am very apt at obtaining great images as well as monitoring the overall condition of fetuses and the mothers that I am examining. On top of obstetrics, I have experience in general abdominal exams to help look for issues like kidney and gall stones."
"During my internship, I was able to gain first hand experience in echocardiography and vascular exams while working with a cardiology practice. I feel fortunate to have gained experience in this advanced field. Looking ahead to this position, I feel confident in my ability to be trained and be effective in a wide range of sonography exams."
"I feel very fortunate to have experienced a very wide range of exams as an ultrasound technician at this point in my career. In my current position, my main focuses are on breast and obstetrics being in a women's health clinic. Prior to this job, I had years of experience working on both neuro and musculoskeletal exams with my prior employer. While it has been ten years since conducting those exams, I am confident that I will be able to pick up smoothly with some training."
You can't really fudge the results on this one. If you made a huge mistake or were reprimanded, your future employer can still find out when they check your references. You also may have some great relationships with co-workers but you and your boss didn't really get along. Talk about any feedback you have received throughout your career as a co-worker to others.
"I did my best to work well with everyone and I always put in 100%. My co-workers would say that I was consistent, dependable and driven."
"If you were to talk to any of my co-workers through my clinical experience, my fellow students in my program or my co-workers from my retail job I worked through college, you would learn from them that I am a reliable and knowledgeable employee that is willing to lend a hand whenever needed. I am a firm believer that a team only functions as well as its weakest part and I do my best to hold up my end of the bargain on a large team."
"During my career as an Ultrasound Technician, I have worked with teams both large and small. No matter the environment, my teammates would say that I was a person that was professional with patients and able to have a great time throughout each work day. Nothing saddens me more than to see a teammate come to work with a frown on their face. Patients rely on me to be pleasant and professional and I maintain that image every day, no matter what is going on in my personal or professional life."
This question is a test to see if you did your homework on the facility you are applying to. Once you get to the interview stage, you'll want to do further research about the facility. Start with the website, reviewing their mission, values and culture. You can read employee reviews to see what their experience was like. Do your homework so that you can respond confidently. Strive to impress the interviewer with your knowledge. That shows you have vested interested in the facility and that you're thinking long-term.
"I was recommended to apply here by a current sonographer that I have attended some conferences with. She has had nothing but great things to say about working in the department. I love the fact that the organization puts many resources into the health, happiness and overall well-being of its employees and the team based atmosphere is something that I would thrive in."
"I read on your website that you have doubled your number of beneficiaries over the last three years. I'm excited at the chance to work in a busy facility and be able to learn from my colleagues."
"Being both a clinical and academic obstetrics facility is a place that I've strived to work in for some time now. My training in obstetrics has prepared me to work in an environment with physicians that are focused on training the future and I would thrive in working in that environment."
Feel free to use this question to your advantage to learn more about the position from the interviewer. If you were under the assumption by the job announcement that the position was for a day shift then go ahead and ask. Don't rule the job out or yourself out if you are unable to pull call or work the night shift, this question could be just to tick a box to see if you'd be willing to in the future. But, make sure to be honest with your interviewer on your availability.
"I am able to work alternate shifts and pull call, I'd just need a weeks notice in order to change my schedule a bit. How is the schedule rotatd between current staff at this time?"
"I am very open to shift scheduling and being on call for this position. Having an active young child, I would find it very important to know my work schedule ahead of time. Are you able to expand on how the scheduling works for this position?"
"Currently, I work a schedule rotation between AM and PM shifts. We work two weeks of days and then two weeks of PM's on a rotation and every fourth weekend I am on call. This rotation works perfectly for me currently."
Where do you see yourself in five years? What do you want to do with your career? These questions can be intimidating for someone who is entering the field. Before your interview, take some time to think about what you would like to be doing in the next five years. This question often comes up in interviews because they are interested in how this job fits into your future goals. If you're not sure, think about the area you are interested in right now. If you haven't taken an exam to specialize in performing sonograms on that specific area of the body, think through a timeline that might be realistic for you. Set a few goals that might help you get there. If you are interested in working with OBGYN's, explain that you plan to move towards women's health in the next two years. Until then, you want to take every opportunity to work with patients and learn what you can from each experience.
"Having worked as a general sonographer in a large hospital for five years, I've been working towards an ARDMS certification in RDCS. Echo has always been intriguing to me and my current employer has allowed me to train in this area. I love the fact that this position will be working in echo."
"I'd like to specialize in breast ultrasounds at some point in the future after I get a basic grasp on the field in general. I recently lost a loved one to breast cancer and would like to be a part of the team of medical professionals that help identify cancer and abnormalities."
"As you can see from my resume, I currently hold certification from ARDMS in musculoskeletal sonography. I have loved my time working in this specialty and want to continue to do so in the future. That's what makes your position so appealing to me."
ARDMS is the regulating body of over a wide variety of diagnostic certifications. To become registered as an ultrasound tech, you will need to complete your RDMS exam, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. From there, you can take specialty exams in the following categories: abdomen, breast, fetal echocardiography, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric sonography. If you plan to getting certified, be sure to explain your time frame to show you have plans and will be certified by a certain date.
"I'm currently working on my ARDMS Certification. I'm expecting to be finished in 6 more months."
"I fully plan on obtaining ARDMS certification. It is important to me in my career and in the future, I would look to be certified in OB/Gyn as well."
"I have my ARDMS certification currently and am in the process of finishing up my CME's to maintain that certification."
If you are specialized, talk about why you chose that area of focus. If you are not specialized, discuss an area that interests you and any plans you may have to pursue a certification.
"I became a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) because the heart is amazing! The body's intelligence never ceases to amazing me. Whenever a patient shows an abnormality in an echocardiogram, I am always fascinated with how we are able to use colors to interpret and assist doctors with their diagnostic process."
"Coming out of school, I'm hoping to get a great general experience in my first job where I can learn hands on in abdominal and OB/Gyn. Down the road, I can see myself specializing in Neuro or Cardiac Sonography after learning those areas hands on."
"I've been fortunate to work in a few different areas of Ultrasound but my heart lies within OB/Gyn. Being part of introducing life to a family makes me happy I specialized in it when I get the chance to work with new mothers and, sometime, fathers."
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Ultrasound technicians are allied health care workers who specialize in using specialist imaging devices known as sonographic scanners, to diagnose and evaluate different medical conditions. They may carry out scans of the brain, abdomen, heart or any other body part under instruction from the physician in charge of the patient's treatment. As part of their job, ultrasound technicians explain the procedure to the patient before adjusting the scanner and obtaining the images. These medical technicians are employed by large hospitals, private clinics, and physician's offices.
An associate's or bachelor's degree in sonography is essential for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in this specialty. Earning certification from a recognized, accredited authority will boost your employment prospects tremendously. In addition to knowledge of the job itself, you must have the necessary communication and interpersonal skills to be able to deal with patients.
One of the first questions your interviewer is likely to ask is why you chose to pursue this particular career. They will ask you if you know what this job involves and if you have what it takes to handle the responsibilities. The key to a successful interview lies in being confident when replying to all questions that the interviewer asks you. One way to boost your confidence is by giving some thought to how you will answer specific questions that are asked at ultrasound technician interviews. You will find these listed at Mock Questions.