As an ultrasound tech, it is important to offer employers skills in a number of areas. This is especially important in today’s job market, since many employers get dozens or even hundreds of applications for a single position. Even if students have experience as an ultrasound tech, they might not get the job if they do not also have “front office” skills as well — which is exactly what students learn with an AS or AAS in health information technology.
Two-year AS/AAS programs teach students the skills they need to deal with patient data. Ethics and law also come into play here, since handling patient records must be done with utmost care to ensure that the facility is meeting all state and federal regulations. These “front office” skills you will learn include:
In an AS/AAS in health information technology program, students also learn how to analyze patient records, which is important whether they are clinically practicing as an ultrasound tech or working in the field of research. If students do not know how to read charts or understand a patient’s medical needs, it can be difficult to complete their job.
If students are already working in the ultrasound tech field, they might be able to go back to school to get an AS or AAS in health information technology for free. Many employers of laboratory techs, radiology techs, surgical techs, or ultrasound techs will pay for students to go back to school as part of tuition assistance programs. The advantage for them is that they will have an employee who is committed to working for their facility or company, and the advantage for students is that they are reimbursed for the money they spend on their education.
Online programs provide flexible options for ultrasound techs who want to get an AS or AAS in health information technology while continuing to work or maintain family responsibilities. This is a great option for both part time and full time students.
There are multiple educational paths that students can take to become an ultrasound technician or diagnostic medical sonographer. The schools below do not offer ultrasound-specific training, but they do offer medical assisting and other healthcare programs that are closely related. You can request information by clicking on any of the links below.
||DeVry University — For over 80 years, DeVry University has focused on relevant areas of study, offering associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs and specializations that cover 34 different career fields. Earn your associate degree in Health Information Technology from DeVry University, and prepare to be an HIT leader in contemporary hospitals, physicians' offices, medical clinics, and more. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.|
||Hodges University — Founded in 1990, Hodges University is one the premier private universities in the State of Florida. The AS in Health Information Management and AS in Health Administration programs, while not ultrasound training programs, do teach students how to use information technology to meet the needs of the healthcare industry. Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.|
||Keiser University — Keiser University, founded in 1977, is a private, regionally accredited career university offering certificates, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The AS in Medical Assisting program prepares students to perform medical assisting duties under the direction of a physician or practitioner. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.|
||Herzing University — With a 45 year history, Herzing University is an accredited university that offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as diplomas in over 45 different programs. The AS in Medical Assisting program builds on the online diploma program by incorporating the general education requirements required for this level of degree. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.|
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