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Vascular Sonography... Is this the right forum?

moopdogmoopdog 0 replies2 threads New Member
edited November 2012 in Careers in Medicine
Not med-school worthy by any means, but not sure which forum to jump on for discussion about about entering college to study Vascular Sonography (if I'm in the wrong place, someone please steer me in the right direction!!).

I am a 30 year old stay at home mom of 2 small children, who has finally realized that I have a burning desire to finish college. I have 28 credits from Penn State I earned right out of high school (1992) and really, really want to finish what I started. I have decided that I don't want to continue the original program and am serioulsy looking at our local community college that boasts it is the ONLY 2 year school that has an accredited program in Vascular Sonography. The college sells this by saying this field is "hot" and very high in demand... even saying that hospitals and clinics are literally waiting for students to graduate so they can fill open positions.

I am a little skeptical, because from what I've read on the net, the payscale is mediocre (25K-35K range to start). That doesn't add up, if the field is really that hot and in demand, especially if a little rural Northeast PA school is the only 2 year accredited school that offers this associates degree. Does anyone out there have any familiarity with this career, it's payscale, the job market, etc.? Actually anyone that has even heard of it... I'd love to hear from you. My first pick was/is the traditional ultrasound but those classes are given at night and I can't do that with small kiddos at home. My PLAN is to get my AS in both fields, which should be fairly easy once I get started in the vascular end of it.

I would love to hear from anyone about this, as I am flat out terrified to start this journey, but know it's something I HAVE to do.

Thanks~
edited November 2012
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