As a Diagnostic Echocardiographer, you'll perform diagnostic examinations, as requested by a physician, using equipment that produces high-frequency sound waves to visualize the heart. Common job responsibilities include performing echocardiogram tests, determining the overall condition of the heart, and assisting medical professionals in diagnosing heart conditions. The career is expected to grow by 14% in the next ten years.
The Diagnostic Echocardiography Program at Tyler Junior College is committed to serving the local community and students in providing for the training of necessary job skills, and the proper education needed to fulfill the duties of a diagnostic medical sonographer. The program provides access and equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who apply.
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How to Apply
Tyler Junior College is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Diagnostic Echocardiography Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria utilizing a point system and reviewed by an admissions committee. The top 16 applicants are selected for an interview. Following the interview the top eight applicants will be offered a place in the program. Details about how application points are awarded are included in the student application packet on page 7.
Students planning to apply for admission to the Diagnostic Echocardiography Program must submit a complete application to the Program Director (Rogers NHS Building, Room 240) no later than May 25, 2022.
DE student responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Performing competent echocardiograms
- Independent judgment
- Directing patient interaction
- Provide quality patient care
- Basic clerical skills
- Work standing on your feet 80% of the time
- Physician interaction
- Ability to use both hands, wrists, and shoulders
- Traveling to clinical sites
- Distinguish audible sounds
- A personal commitment
- Lift more than 50 pounds routinely
Previous Criminal Record:
For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime, and have a criminal record, please contact email@example.com prior to applying. They will review your record, and be sure you are eligible for registry upon graduation.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
TJC offers a twenty-four-month Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well. Get the training you need to work in this high-demand field.