Why I Love My Career as a Sonographer!

    I enjoy being a Sonographer because I truly do love helping people. My job gives me satisfaction and life fulfillment because I'm part of something great, which is helping to save people’s lives. In addition to other radiology modalities, the images I take help to diagnosis, treat, and cure many people with diseases or life threatening illnesses.  I'm very detail oriented and this job really depends on detail oriented people because the doctors depend on my finding to make their impressions. People’s lives are dependent on the images that I take.

    Ultrasound also can be very challenging which I've always enjoyed challenging myself. Being in a constant problem solving setting keeps me from becoming bored on the job.  I enjoy the variety of things that I scan all throughout the day such as infant brains, body tissues, blood vessels, or surgical procedures.

    I also appreciate the different fields  that my career also has to offer. There are several options to choose from such as a professor, working in a hospital, becoming a vendor for the ultrasound machine company or I can become a traveling tech in my golden years.  That flexibility is another reasons why I choose ultrasound as my career.

If you are contemplating if ultrasound is the field for you, here are some important key questions to answer:

  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Are you detail oriented?
  • Do you enjoy various tasks?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Do you enjoy challenges?
  • Do you enjoy a constant learning environment?

If you answered yes to all the questions above, then you may want to consider this awarding, exciting and expanding career for you.

Guest Blogger - Christy N. Baez, RDMS (ABD & OB/GYN)
UT Southwestern Medical Center