Many people looking to become a sonographer in the healthcare field, first start out, by becoming certified. This is an easy way to get into the field and to start working to gain work experience. This is the minimum needed to start working and while not all employers will hire you with just this amount of training, larger institutions will. This is simply because this is a highly needed job in the medical field. The main advantage to getting a certificate in sonography is that it can be done in less than a year. There are are also other ultrasound tech training programs that vary in length, between 2 and 4 years.
You will be taught the basics in ultrasound technology as well as subjects relating to the medical field. Some of these will include physics, anatomy as well as medical terminology. You will also have hands on training to learn how to operate the various equipment used in this profession. Many technicians end up going back to school to earn degrees in this field. This allows you to earn a lot higher salary and opens up your options for where you want to work. Before you choose a training program, make a plan based on the type of career you seek. Decide whether this is going to be a long term or short term career for you.