Sonography

Our 2-year, full-time AAS program in Sonography will prepare you for a fulfilling new career as an ultrasound technician.

This 83-credit program is available in our women’s division and takes place over only 5 semesters. In just two years you will be trained to enter the sonography field. Along with learning the foundations of sonography and healthcare in the classroom, you’ll also have extensive clinical training to prepare you for the role. All classes take place in person at our Brooklyn, NY campus.

Interested in applying? Learn more about our admissions requirements.

What Do Sonographers Do?

A diagnostic medical sonographer, or ultrasound technician, is a highly-skilled medical professional who uses high frequency sound waves to produce visual images of organs, tissue and blood flow. 

Being an ultrasound technician is an especially rewarding career in the healthcare industry, as you'll be able to work directly with expecting mothers and assist them on their journey. Sonographers also interact with ill patients to obtain and deliver prompt images to aid in diagnoses, and work closely in tandem with other members of the healthcare team.

Medical sonographers work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, labs, academia, private offices and industry. Sonographers are a part of the medical team of professionals who provide important clinical information used to deliver essential patient care.

Sonographer Salary and Career Outlook

Sonographers are in-demand across the country, especially in New York and the tri-state area. Sonographers enjoy one of the highest salaries for roles that only require an associate’s degree, and are in a great place to explore further education and career paths in healthcare.

At Touro University, our Radiography and Sonography programs have earned a stellar reputation in New York, boasting near-perfect job placement statistics in the field.

Some Quick Facts on Sonography Careers 

$73,360: Current mean annual wage for sonographers

23%: Projected job growth, compared to 4% nationally

#1: The tri-state area is the top employer of sonographers in the nation

What You’ll Learn in the Sonography Program

Through a combination of coursework and clinical practice, you will explore the fundamentals of general sonography, as well as essential healthcare subject areas including anatomy, pathology, patient care, ethics and more. You will have extensive opportunities to master your technical skills during hands-on training at various hospitals and medical centers throughout the city. During your time in the program, you’ll have a chance to perform various sonographic examinations and procedures, under the supervision of professional sonographers.

Our program will fully prepare you to secure your American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) credentials, then begin entry-level work in the abdomen (AB) and obstetrics / gynecology (OB/GYN) specialty areas of Sonography.

For more detail on course descriptions and credits, visit the Sonography curriculum page. 

Admission into the Program

Admission into the Sonography program requires a high school diploma or GED. You’ll also need to take an academic skills test, a drug test and fulfill other requirements. It’s not necessary to have any prior college-level coursework.

For more detailed admissions and application info, visit our Sonography admissions page.