What You'll Learn

When you obtain an Oregon Tech degree in Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) you will be prepared to use the extensive skills learned to obtain ultrasound images of the heart for diagnosis of cardiac related issues in adults and children.

Oregon Tech maintains high-performance ultrasound machines to ensure that students are learning on the same equipment they will come across within their careers. While many schools use second-hand systems, partnerships with medical technology suppliers allow Oregon Tech to provide equipment that matches that found in the best healthcare settings. These machines are located in on-campus labs to provide students with on-site training and additional availability for practice.

With the combined technical and communication skills taught at Oregon Tech in this exciting field, graduates have had a 99% pass rate on the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) certification board exams for the past 10 years.

Oregon Tech Offers

  • Only Bachelor of Science in Echocardiography offered in Oregon
  • Full time clinical practice during student’s senior year
  • Extensive hands-on training utilizing all new ultrasound machines
  • Low student-faculty ratio means high engagement in hands-on imaging/learning opportunities 
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science


Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) qualify students for applying for awards and travel grants through the professional organizations (ASE – American Society of Echocardiography, WVSE – Willamette Valley Society of Echocardiography).

Outcomes

Oregon Tech gives students the highest quality experiences, supervision, education and industry practice to be competitive in the in-demand field of medical imaging. Oregon Tech graduates have excellent opportunities for employment in hospitals, clinics, private practice and state and federal agencies. By 2024 this field is expected to employ 24% more people than currently in the workforce, which is much faster than average growth. (bls.gov, June 2017)

Top Employers

Providence System Hospitals
OHSU
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Salem Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
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97%
Employed
3%
Continuing Education
$67,226
Starting Graduate Salary