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Why did you choose a career in the sonography?

1 of 29 Ultrasound Technician Interview Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Updated on June 25th, 2018 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
How to Answer

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!"

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"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!"

Entry Level
Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

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Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
First written on: 05/23/2013
Last modified on: 06/25/2018

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Why did you choose a career in the sonography?
In knew what type of schedule I would like. I knew what would best fit Me and my needs regarding my future.
I want to something in the healthcare field and one of my family friend suggest me to do the ultrasoung and during the studying and scanning I developed an interest. I am really enjoying scanning.
I gravitated my interest in ultrasound because I enjoy looking at the anatomy of a patient at a different perspective.
I am very passionate about patient care and helping others. I have always been interested in the healthcare field and I think that is why. I am so happy to aid in the care of others. To hopefully be able to help get them some answers and if not, at least be able to brighten their day with my interaction when they may not be in the best of circumstances. Secondly, I really like the versatility that comes with ultrasound and all of the different options including setting and specialization. There aRe so many different atmospheres and people to work with In This career that you could never get tired of it.
I enjoy a challenge and want to help physicians In diagnosing patients.
Ultrasound changed my life. My mother was about to get an abortion and then she had an ultrasound and could not do it. But other than that, I love that I can see organs and diagnose pathology in the body. Its truly amazing what technology can do.
I love the human body and I love continually learning and growing. The day to day of ultrasound is ever changing each patient is a new challenge and the reward of knowing you've made a difference in their life, there isn't a great one.
I wanted a stable career and a career where I could help others. I always was interested in OBGYN
I knew that San Juan County was in need of sonographers and I thought it would be a fun career.
I love the human body and taking care of people.
I have always had an interest with anatomy and found it very educating.
Challenging, no risk of radiation.
I chose a career with ultrasound because I wanted to learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the human body...I enjoy helping people and having a career in ultrasound will allow me to contribute my patience, sincerity and generosity to others.
Physics involved in medical field,
Not only do I enjoy helping people, I enjoy meeting new people and listening to their story. In this career, there will be many people that I meet, and hopefully I can make a positive difference in their life.
To help others and have a flexible schedule.
I chose a career in ultrasound because I believe it will help boost my skills and abilities and the career has upward mobility.
After having my first child it was a treat for me to go to the doctor once I was in my second and third trimester, It was amazing and that was when I made up my mind to enroll in school as a Ultrasound Technician.
It was interesting, been able to see your heart in real time and not have to wait on test result to see what's wrong its invasive.
Its rewarding in the aspect of being able to help patients, and save lives.
I really enjoy helping people. It makes me feel good to know that I am a part of a team that is all working towards one ultimate goal and that is to help the patient improve in health. Also, it gives me pride to have such and awesome skill.
I like autonomy, I want to be able to deliver the results of my scans directly to the patient myself.
I have always been interested in the medical field and found my niche in echo because I love the technology and non invasive aspect.
I wanted to learn about he inside of the human body and how it functions.
It was very essential for my clinical work.
I chose a career in ultrasound because I wanted to work in Healthcare, I wanted a career when I would not become board with daily daunting tasks, I wanted to be challenged daily, and I wanted to be able to work with ever changing technology that would keep me learning until the day I retired.
Again, the profession will give me the chance to untilise my skills to provide a patient centred care.
I have always had an interest with the medical field because I was around it so much as a child because of my brother and as a child, looking up to the ultrasound tech or the doctors and nurses they are heroes, and I hope to be that person for someone.
Least amt of education in a medical career I truly am enjoying.
I like ultrasound carrer because it s safe.
To make a difference in people's lives. Patient's put so much trust in your hands as an ultrasound tech, and you never want to take that for granted.
I had always been interested in ultrasound and I love taking care of people. It's a great way to combine the two things.
Ultrasound is ever-changing, its challenging. Not one day will be dull and unstimulating, and I love and prefer working with people in a quiet environment as compared to something like nursing.
Meets my maslow's of working with technology and working in the medical field.
I picked this career because I really like to work with people! I like to share good news like about how the baby is doing, it also sounds like a job that I would really enjoy.
I wanted something I could be passionate about and leave work every day knowing a made a difference and could help patients.
I enjoy the hands on experience as I'm imaging.
Because I have long experience.
Frankly I wanted to earn more and explore a new career.
I chose a career with ultrasound because it always me to interact with patients and care for them in a unique way.
Because I find amazing to be able to help to make a diagnosis through the images that I created using the ultrasound machine.
Because it is a very interesting career,I meet every day a new cases, also it is a progressive job.
I chose a career with ultrasound because it provides me with a diverse background in imaging, diagnostics and the human body which will prepare me for multiple career opportunities. It is a constantly growing and changing field of work that is a great entry point into the medical field.
I have always had an interest in the medical profession. Anything medical related such as the anatomy and physiology of the body and new advancements in medicine grabbed my attention. I learned about some different professions to go into and the one that really stood out was ultrasound. It was interesting take the applications of physics and using it to create an image that was used in diagnostics of pathology in the body.
Ultrasound is a growing field with oppertuniy to grow as a professional. I enjoy helping people in a non-invasive diagnostic setting.
I am a problem solving, so being able to help the physician in diagnosing a problem so that it can be cured and help ones well-being is very rewarding to me.
I find ultrasound interesting yet challenging and I love a challenge.
I did a lot of research on echo and it held my interest.
Imaging of the body was always of interest to me because I love anatomy, but ultrasound is an entirely different way of seeing internally with sound waves which amazes me.
I enjoy the patient interaction and helping in the diagnosing of patients.
It was a good responsible job with dignity.
Wanted to work in the medical field and became interested after my own studies.
I wanted to help people. I always wanted a job working in a hospital and I chose ultrasound because I wanted to scan babies. I found out very quickly its not all about scanning babies its so much more then that and it has turned into such an amazing and rewarding career for me so far.
Because I find it to be interesting and challenging. The field is advancing all of the time and with it, opportunities. Each scan on each patient is different from the one before, which I find refreshing. I can get bored easily, but this field challenges me each and every day. I am always learning something new.
It caught my interest while I was still in high school. I knew I wanted to work in the health field. But after being introduced to ultrasound. I found that I was very interested in abdominal scanning as well and vascular and breast scanning.
I have always loved learning about the anatomy of the human body especially the heart I just find it so interesting. I also love working with people and I think ultrasound gives it a cool different way of working with the patients.
I enjoy and have always been interested in the medical field. I enjoy helping people.
I choose this career because I felt like my social skills and compassion for people would help me with communicating with patients. Also, I was interest in anatomy and sciences in high school and ultrasound a career were you work with anatomy everyday!
It is a great career field in the diagnostic treatment of patients.
I have always found this profession fascinating. Deep understanding of how organs work within a human body and assisting patients in comprehending how to deal with diseases gives me much professional satisfaction. The heart is one of the most intriguing mysteries in our bodies and it is no wonder that I was more inclined to pursue a career in cardiac sonography.
I find it very interesting. There is so much to learn and it provides a multitude of career options.
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