Those thinking about pursuing careers as diagnostic medical sonographers in the ultrasound field can attend informational sessions held from now until April at Joliet Junior College. No registration is necessary.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, diagnostic medical sonography careers will see a 24 percent increase in U.S. job opportunities from 2014 to 2024. The position was reported to have a median pay of $60,540 annually in 2014. Professional sonographers only need an associate degree to enter the field.
JJC first began offering its Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program in fall 2014.
“Students who complete either an AAS degree or a certificate in DMS at JJC will find themselves well prepared to enter a field of work with high demand for trained professionals,” said DMS Program Coordinator Elena Miller. “There are also options for both full-time and part-time work, allowing for the kind of flexibility that a lot of professionals are seeking in careers nowadays.”
To learn more about JJC’s program and application process, prospective students can attend one of the following sessions held at JJC:
Main Campus, U-1005
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Romeoville Campus, Conference Rooms 26/28
Thursday, April 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m.