Diagnostic medical sonographers work closely with the doctors to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body. Sonographers work closely with physicians by providing diagnostic images and a summary of technical findings to aid in reaching a medical diagnosis in any patient, from unborn babies to elderly.
Complete your first three years of course work at Roosevelt University and finish your final year and a half at Northwestern Memorial.
U.S. News and World Report called medical sonography one of the 100 Best Jobs of 2021. The field is projected to add 19,100 new jobs by 2030.
In the last five years, every diagnostic medical sonography graduate has found a job six months after graduation. Sonographers make an average of $70,380 per year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Program Location: Chicago and Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Our affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, makes admission decisions for clinical training. To apply, you should have a 2.5 GPA overall and in prerequisite courses. Contact the Roosevelt admissions team with any questions.
In your Roosevelt classes, you’ll learn how to perform specialized tests and interpret the results. Take courses in chemistry and biology and get clinical experience in subjects like:
View the full course catalog for the BS in Diagnostic Sonography.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen and OB/GYN examinations. As a sonographer, you can work in hospitals, clinics and physician's offices.
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