|Ultrasound Technology||Specialization in general ultrasound (Abdominal & Small Parts, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vascular ultrasound). Working in hospital imaging centers, physicians' offices or clinics. Very important role on today's medical diagnosis and treatment team. More details...|
|Vascular Technology||Allied health profession that focuses on diagnosing vascular disease. The vascular technologist uses sonography, pressure-measuring devices and plethysmography to document venous and arterial disease. More details...|
|Medical Assistant||Perform duties under the direction of a doctor in private or group practices, clinics, and other medical facilities. Prepare patients and equimpent; interview patients; take chart histories, vital signs; administer injections; assist during exams, minor surgeries, and perform laboratory procedures such as EKGs and basic Phlebotomy. More details...|
|Cardiovascular Technology||Specialized concentration within the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound. Become adept at obtaining and interpreting diagnostic quality images of the heart and surrounding structures, evaluating heart anatomy, chamber size, wall thickness, valve morphology and overall heart function. More details...|
|Massage Therapy||Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, therapeutic terminology,and types of massage. More details...|
Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is projected to grow 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As imaging technology evolves, medical facilities will use it to replace more invasive, costly procedures. Technological advances and less expensive equipment now allow more procedures to be done outside of hospitals. Third-party payers encourage the use of these noninvasive measures over invasive ones.
Although hospitals remain the primary employer of diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and vascular technologists, employment is projected to grow more rapidly in physicians' offices and in medical and diagnostic laboratories. Employment in these healthcare settings is projected to increase because of a shift toward outpatient care whenever possible.
As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and tumors—will likely increase, and imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses. Additionally, federal health legislation will expand the number of patients who have access to health insurance, increasing patient access to medical care. Diagnostic imaging workers will continue to be needed to use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.
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