Skills Shortage Increases Demand for Trained Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

While the national unemployment rate has fallen dramatically over the past several years, many jobs remain unfilled because employers can’t find applicants with the right training and credentials. For example, in many areas, health care providers are searching to fill jobs for skilled Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Physicians rely on Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to provide clear, accurate images and conduct tests that can be used to assess a wide range of medical conditions. DMS technology is constantly advancing, and health care providers need sonographers who know how to use the latest equipment.

“Our students are learning state-of-the-art skills in diagnostic imaging,” said Christopher Coutts, president of American Institute. “Our graduates can choose to specialize in abdominal, OB/GYN, or vascular sonography among other specialties, and they can decide to work in hospitals, clinics or physician offices. The opportunities are very exciting.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts demand for individuals trained in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) will grow 23% over the next ten years. That’s more than triple the national average, and represents significant opportunities for graduates of American Institute’s DMS career training program.

“Graduates tell me that they love that their work as a sonographer is varied, with different patients and diagnoses, and that they aren’t stuck behind a desk all day,” said Mr. Coutts, speaking to Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU).

We love seeing our DMS graduates at work in our communities as they contribute to providing accurate and essential health care to their patients, including our own family and friends,” said Mr. Coutts.