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Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Sonography

By earning your Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Sonography from Parker University, you can prepare to capture potentially life-changing images—monitoring an unborn baby, aiding a doctor as they diagnose a condition, guiding a surgeon during surgical procedures, and more.

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Program Highlights

  • Develop strong foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology, patient care, and sonographic principles
  • Learn to perform imaging procedures and process/enhance computer images while maintaining strict quality control guidelines
  • Take one course at a time, one month at a time to better master the material
  • Intentionally kept small for greater personalized attention from instructors
  • Gain six months of hands-on clinical experience to apply what you’ve learned

Career Opportunities*

There is a growing need for diagnostic medical sonographers in several health care settings. When you graduate, you can pursue such positions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Imaging Centers
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Private Physician Practices

*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.

In its most recent report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual salary for diagnostic sonographers nationally is $64,280. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 17% through 2026.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

“The thing I love most about the diagnostic sonography program at Parker is how strong the bond between everyone becomes; you feel like you’re part of a family. The faculty and students all encourage one another to be their absolute best in all areas of life. My Parker family pushes me to excellence and I’m always thankful for them!”

—Kyle Hackney, Parker University Diagnostic Sonography Graduate

SACSCOC Accreditation

Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master degrees, and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University.