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What is the job description of an ultrasound technician?

I was thinking about getting a degree to become one. I already have an Associate of Science in Biology and am about to take my certification test for Pharmacy technician. I have read that you have to have a degree in some sort of health field before you can become an ultrasound tech. Is this true?

Asked By: freakysoftballchic12 - 1/5/2010
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Yes, you will likely have to go to a trade school like Western Career College for about an 8-12 month program. I went to see about being an ultrasound technician but I abandoned the idea after finding out that a big part of my job would be dealing with death. You have to tell women their babies are dead inside of... More
Answered By: Pairah Normel - 1/5/2010
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An ultrasound technician DOES NOT tell the patient they have a dead baby inside. (They do see it)That is the doctors job to discuss the findings.
Answered By: Dani - 1/7/2010
 
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