Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, or Ultrasound Technologist is a position in demand. It is one that tests your stamina both intellectually and physically but is equally as rewarding if you’re one who looks for an evolving challenge, meaningful work and impressive compensation for a job well done.
Sonography or diagnostic ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce and record internal-body images, vital to the diagnosis process. And as a medical sonographer you are able to work alongside physicians and support patients, playing a vital role within the healthcare team.
So, this sparks your interest, but what characteristics does a sonographer possess to climb to the top in this career? Here are some insights to spur you on as you explore the possibilities or look for ways to improve your professional game …
Top 5 Traits of Successful Sonographers:
Whether it’s taking technical skills up a notch in keeping with advancements, recognizing that a patient needs more, or less, information during the procedure or knowing how to efficiently deliver details to the doctor and the healthcare team, successful sonographers intuitively recognize needs and adapt their assessment, actions and communications accordingly.
The demands of the job can be great, but their dedication to quality care fuels their desire to take on the intellectual and physical requirements of the job. They utilize their strength to work on their feet in an active role and to lift, move, transfer and support patients through the process, and exceptional time management skills to find balance in life, so they can achieve both short and long-term goals.
3.Tech n’ Detail Savvy
They operate complex medical equipment and computerized instruments with ease; they understand the details of how the equipment works and efficiently operate it, making adjustments all along the way to ensure quality imaging. This technological expertise goes hand-in-hand with their hand-eye coordination and ability, at every stage in the process, to be attentive to detail whether in relation to scanning, patients or their team.
4.Patient Problem Solver
And creative too! Okay that’s really three-in-one, but they all flow together. Patients receiving a diagnostic ultrasound are dealing with a variety of, often worrying, conditions and a successful sonographer can inform and support them, and their families, as well as communicate with all parties and co-workers (in English) effectively. As challenges arise, they assess quickly and come up with solutions, if not solely on their own, due to their interpersonal relationships with team members, are able to enlist assistance from others as needed.
The most efficient sonographer in the world, is not necessarily the best. It takes genuine passion and a deep belief in the work and good you’re doing to serve others to take on a career such as this. Those that are highly successful have a heart for their work and their patients and are able to communicate with kindness … inspiring others in the process and making a difference in their community.
Diagnostic medical sonography is a challenging but deeply rewarding career. If these Top 5 Traits reflect your character and abilities, then you are ready to take your career, contribution and life to the next level, in this field. Contact our Admissions Advisors today and we’ll walk you through the next steps to begin the adventure.
Quick Links to Fuel Your Success!
We want to make sure you have what you need to succeed! Check out these reference links:
• Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program at Anderson College
• A Career in Demand – Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Your Future
• Anderson College Announces Launch of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program (newswire.ca)
• Medical Sonographer near Toronto (ON) | Available jobs (jobbank.gc.ca)
• Top Ten Job Skills to Become an Ultrasound Tech (thenest.com)
• Top 10 Characteristics of Successful Sonographers • Ultrasound Technician (ultrasoundtechniciancenter.org)