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Indeed Admin in Stamford, Connecticut

82 months ago

Hi Echo, Welcome to the Indeed forums. I see you are looking for an echocardiologist position. Here is a job search I did for you using the Indeed.com search engine. http://www.indeed.com/q-echocardiology-jobs.html Just click on a job that interests you. You'll be redirected to the website the job opening is originally posted on and there you will find instructions on how to apply. I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any more questions. Indeed Admin

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Lea Newland in Wildomar, California

77 months ago

EchoTechSaren in Los Angeles, California said: I am looking for a hospital/clinic/etc. that will be willing to hire a recent graduate in echocardiography from West Coast Ultrasound Institute. I am set to graduate in May of 2009. I plan on getting my ARDMS RDCS as soon as I can after graduation. I currently live in Fontana, Ca however, I am willing to relocate for a full-time position. Please let me know if there are any positions available. (importxshady@hotmail.com)
Thank you!

Hey I go there do you have a bachelor already that lets you sit for the exam? I just started and entered the DMS program but have a bachelor and have been noticing that most DMS jobs require CAAHEP accredidation regardless of the fact that you might have your registries...however in echo there are almost none that say it has to be a CAAHEP school so i'm thinking of switching to echo, plus there are far fewer echo school in SO-CAL then there are DMS programs...so fewer people hunting for jobs in my opinion and less competition...whats your take on all of this and your experience ?!

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

I am considering the Echocardiography program. Can I get some feedback from anyone in this profession.

Thanks,
Jo Ann Klapat

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

I am considering the Echocardiography program. I would like to get some input from anyone in this profession. I haven't decided if I want to do this or the medical diagnostic ultrasound program.

Thanks,
Jo Ann Klapat

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Hcm

75 months ago

Jo Ann in Houston, Texas said: I am considering the Echocardiography program. I would like to get some input from anyone in this profession. I haven't decided if I want to do this or the medical diagnostic ultrasound program.

Thanks,
Jo Ann Klapat

Same job just different anatomy. I would search jobs in your area and see which one has more openings. There are usually like 10:1 US over echo jobs!

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

Jo Ann in Houston, Texas said: I am considering the Echocardiography program. Can I get some feedback from anyone in this profession.

Thanks,
Jo Ann Klapat

Hi Joan,
There are three modalities: Echo, Vascular, General All three pay good to start. Vascular pay is the tops, then Echo, then General they usually start around 40,000. Seems things are changing and being an Echo and Vascular tech is the best and very hard to find.
I am an Echo technician, I have been in Cardiology since 1982. I love the heart, when you are doing ultrasound of the heart it is in complete motion as with general ultrasound it is still. I would suggest going on line to the different sites and see which one interest you. Echo is the toughtest of all three modalities. You need to make sure that your school is accredited, you need to go and check CCI and ARDMS ( the credintaling boards) to see what they will accept. DON"T chose a school without checking out these two sites they also have a list of school that are accredited. You will only screw yourself if you don't do your homework.

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

Hello Barbara,

Thank you so much for responding! You helped me out tremendously on my decision. Is that what the pay is in Maryland? I heard in Texas it's more like 60,000.

Thanks Again,
Jo Ann

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

Joan,
For starting Echo technicians is 55,000 starting, then it goes up to around 70,000. Now when you finish Echo school, then you ARE, yes you ARE going to get the Vascular section done then you will be in the pay range of $90,000 to 100,000 dollar range.

I love echo and it to me is more fasinating then the other two modalites, but it is your choice in what ever you want to do.

Take care and stay safe
Barbara

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

Barbara,

Wow! That is just exciting! So what program comes first? Echo or Vascular?

Thanks,
Jo Ann

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

Joan,
That is up to you, or what program are you looking at what do they have to offer. I would check out the links on the CCI and ARDMS two credentialing boards that will direct to the schools they accept and then do your search and find the one that intersts you. See what the schools are offering at what time. If I had to do it all over again I would do vascular as it's requirements are complete the school and take your national boards before you get a job in vascular, Echo is different. It depends on your life situation which is best one to start some schools won't give you the chance to select the one you want. Good luck and let me know how you are doing .
Take care and stay safe
Barbara

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Lalae in Los Angeles, California

75 months ago

Barbara in Easton, Maryland said: Joan,
For starting Echo technicians is 55,000 starting, then it goes up to around 70,000. Now when you finish Echo school, then you ARE, yes you ARE going to get the Vascular section done then you will be in the pay range of $90,000 to 100,000 dollar range.

I love echo and it to me is more fasinating then the other two modalites, but it is your choice in what ever you want to do.

Take care and stay safe
Barbara

"echo starts out 55,000?" seriously?? Where did you get this information from? I personally started out nowhere near that number! I have had several offers in Texas and the pay range with experience is anywhere from 21-28 an hour. Most echo sites also require you to have an experience in vascular. Cardiologist are some of the cheapest docs out there... They dont care If you have rvt! They just want to make a grand off of a carotid due to a "bruit". I remember my instructors telling us in school to expect atleast 25/hr as a new grad- this is soooo wrong! No one in my class started close to 25/hr. It is wrong of you to tell this girl that she can look
forward to a six figure salary with dual registries when it simply is extremely rare for this to happen. Are you a member of sdms? Have you seen the tiny percentage of techs that make 100,000?

In closing- i am rdcs/rvt/rdms(FE) with a few years experience whose hometown is in texas and i can assure you that thinking you will earn 80,000 even 55,000 starting out is completely WRONG. Get into US because you are passionate about the field- not for the money.

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

I am from Maryland and Maryland is one of the top four states in paying Echo technicians. Now if I went to Pennsylvania where I am orginally from, the pay isn't so good at all.

I agree with you 100% that get into for the love of your profession not which one pays the best. I came from ground-up in my profession started in 1982 in Cardiology doing EKG's, loved the electrical system of the heart, scared to death of looking at an Echo machine. I went to scanning Holter monitors, Stress testing. I can do everything in non invasive Cardiology. The top amount of money I made was $13.00 per hour and I had 20 years experience, loving what I do. People coming out of school were starting at what I made and didn't even have a CLUE!! So I stopped complaining about how terrible the pay was for the knowledge base. Knowing that Echo starting pay was $50,000-55,000 per year. Ok, being that I was now divorced and raising my daugther on my own. I moved back in with my ex husband( and shut up) and went to echo school full time, nowing what I was doing was difficult for me and my daugther. I graduated from a non accredited Echo school Johns Hopkins University Hospital( not eveything at hopkins is good) and the instructor was TERRIBLE. If I didn't love cardiology like I did I would HAVE UP AND QUIT. I stuck it out and was only able to find temp jobs in echo. I moved back out of the house with my daugther and went to work. Now I am great teacher to my patients and staff, but the issue is I am unable to pass the test for registery I have not passed 4 times, I am NOT GIVING UP!!! Yes, I have been to the seminars( like Pagusus the best and understood him) I have even gone as far as have myself tested and I have AADD with dyslexia and I will not be able to get more time on my testing for those with disiabiites as they give only give you more time, and I don't need that. I need to focus on my test, and my study.

Cont.

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

I applaud you for having all your credintials. My employer where I worked at put ads in professional magazines and they got Echo/Vasc from GA, TX, OH, and they were asking 100,000-108,000 Which the cheap practice I work for never would pay that. I was shocked as well that you can get that kind of money. Of course they didn't hire them. I have one of my tests completed as I was waiverd in, because I went to a school. I am now taking Adderall to calm me down and make me focus. Like I told my very kind boss/ they might have given up on me, but I haven't given up, and I won't give up. Now I have caughed out $1,000 for CCI tests hope I am making some one happy.

I think you have to be honest and realistic with people where you live ect..dose play an important role.

I do have a girlfriend that worked in NewMexico and she is dull registered and is making in the $40 per hour range. So they will pay if they need ya bad enough.

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Lalae in Fullerton, California

75 months ago

I too was an EKG kid! I dont know about you but it kinds grates my nerves when a new grad comes in with no cardiac experience but a whole lot of attitude... I paid my dues LOL. I wish I made 100,000 but I prefer to work in private practices and have yet to meet an overly generous doc. Maybe someday! Have you tried ardms vs cci- I orginally thought cci would be way easier since it covers rhythms but I found that ardms was way easier to study for. Also I went to a worthless school and edlemans was all I studied for and passed. Good luck to you!

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

75 months ago

Lol, I know what you mean with "thier attitudes" and yes we both paid our due. When I have gone to the seminars sitting there feeling older, but knowing these young ones can pass the test but they don't have the experience that I have and we know who the doctor is going to call for..lol But as the world is, I need to pass the test. it dosen't make me a better tech, if I can pass the test, but it is the way life is now. You know I laughed as well and said hmmm maybe I should just sit for the ardms and see, maybe I could pass that one. I did find that the information that I was tested on is important for what I need to know to chat with a physician on, and the physicians who don't have an idea. Yes, doctors are not over generous with thier money..lol true. I was in shock when I saw what they were asking for dual certified, I would have said $70.000. but not the $100,000 range. I do know most don't have our experience EKG tech ect.. didn't have the experience we have in non invasive cardiology and my doctors like that they can get me in a pinch to do and EKG ect.. and I turn right around and go right back to doing an Echo. Yes, the MA's and Echo techs... they hire don't even know how to do an EKG, they are amazed how fast it can be done and correctly.

I hope you are making decent money though, as you have lots of great skills and back in the EKG only days pay was pretty darn poor.

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

Lalae,

Thank you for your input! All of this really helps me. I want to do basic ultrasounds.

Jo Ann

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

Barbara in Easton, Maryland said: Lol, I know what you mean with "thier attitudes" and yes we both paid our due. When I have gone to the seminars sitting there feeling older, but knowing these young ones can pass the test but they don't have the experience that I have and we know who the doctor is going to call for..lol But as the world is, I need to pass the test. it dosen't make me a better tech, if I can pass the test, but it is the way life is now. You know I laughed as well and said hmmm maybe I should just sit for the ardms and see, maybe I could pass that one. I did find that the information that I was tested on is important for what I need to know to chat with a physician on, and the physicians who don't have an idea. Yes, doctors are not over generous with thier money..lol true. I was in shock when I saw what they were asking for dual certified, I would have said $70.000. but not the $100,000 range. I do know most don't have our experience EKG tech ect.. didn't have the experience we have in non invasive cardiology and my doctors like that they can get me in a pinch to do and EKG ect.. and I turn right around and go right back to doing an Echo. Yes, the MA's and Echo techs... they hire don't even know how to do an EKG, they are amazed how fast it can be done and correctly.

I hope you are making decent money though, as you have lots of great skills and back in the EKG only days pay was pretty darn poor.

What is ARDMS and CCI? I'm new at ALL of this terminology.

Thanks,
Jo Ann

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Lalae in Simi Valley, California

75 months ago

ardms and cci are the two registry organization for US professionals. Like being a registered nurse- we have to take a test to become registered. Cci is for cardiac and vascular ( they may have general now??? Not sure) and ardms is for all modalities

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always txtin in Chicago, Illinois

75 months ago

Hi,I have just completed state exams in Phlebotomy and EKG in Illinois. Does anybody know how long it take to get results back? I also will be taking the CNA/PCT state boards in a few weeks. My question is should I work as a CNA/PCT first to get experience before I apply for a Phlebotomy or EKG job?

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Jo Ann in Houston, Texas

75 months ago

Lalae,

O.k., I understand now. Thanks for your help!

Jo Ann

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Tracy in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

75 months ago

I am attending the Institute of Medical Ultrasound in Atlanta, Georgia(online). They are accredited and I will be ARDMS eligible since I have a bachelors degree. Out of curiousity, does anyone know if this is concidered a GOOD school?

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Vanessa in Waterbury, Connecticut

74 months ago

Hi just wondering if anyone knows of any jobs in New York. I currently live in Dutchess county but am willing to commute anywhere including NYC. I am CCI registered, and set to graduate school in 2 months, my school requires that we pass CCI in order to graduate.

If anyone has any advice it would be great.

Thanks

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

73 months ago

FLsunshine09 in Tampa, Florida said: I am a new grad looking for Echo work ASAP. I live in a city that is flooded with students and I am willing to relocate ANYWHERE ASAP! I will be sitting for my CCI July 22,2009. PLEASE HELP!!! BTHOMAS3205@HOTMAIL.COM .

I don't know of any in my area, but I know in Wasington, DC and Baltimore MD are hiring. I hope you passed your test, if not take it again.

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Barbara in Easton, Maryland

73 months ago

Vanessa in Waterbury, Connecticut said: Hi just wondering if anyone knows of any jobs in New York. I currently live in Dutchess county but am willing to commute anywhere including NYC. I am CCI registered, and set to graduate school in 2 months, my school requires that we pass CCI in order to graduate.

If anyone has any advice it would be great.

Thanks

Vanessa,
I think it is WONDERFUL that you get your test ALL done before you get out there to work. Glad to see others think that way as well, you won't have the struggles that some of us in the field are having to work and get it passed.

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Chris84 in Liverpool, United Kingdom

73 months ago

Hi there

I have recently started a new job over in the UK (I am from the UK) which will see me go off to University to study Clinical Physiology. I will be taking the cardiac physiology route which will include ECG/EKG, echo, pacing, catheterization etc etc.

As the course is part time (ie one day per week) it lasts four years. After I graduate I will then choose a speciality for instance, echo or electrophysiology etc etc. My title at this time will be a Specialist Clinical Physiologist. When I have searched for Clinical physiology jobs in the US just to see what the prospects for this type of job are I am struggling to find what i am looking for.

I am basically wondering what the possibilities of moving over to the US are when I finally finished the course and have a speciality, which i am guessing at this early stage, will be echo or electrophysiology. Is it possible to get green cards for jobs of this sort in states etc.

Any help or advice about this would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

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jle3232

73 months ago

FLsunshine09 in Tampa, Florida said: I am a new grad looking for Echo work ASAP. I live in a city that is flooded with students and I am willing to relocate ANYWHERE ASAP! I will be sitting for my CCI July 22,2009. PLEASE HELP!!! BTHOMAS3205@HOTMAIL.COM .

Good luck! This field is so saturated across the country. There are too many schools putting out new grads and there are no jobs. I live in New Orleans, LA and I was lucky I found one and have over three years experience in echo and vascular, recently I was looking for a job closer to my house and there is nothing. We have three schools teaching echo and none of them have jobs. It is a sad situation and this needs to be addressed. This is not just a problem where you live, its a problem everywhere and with the new proposed healthcare cuts to cardiology under the Obama plan we will be lucky if we even have a job. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but that is how it is.

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rae in Joliet, Illinois

72 months ago

hard to find a job in echo even if one is registry pASSED.

hard to find avolunteer job in echo because the exixting tecs are not registry passed.
most of the cardiology departments have techs not passed registry, probably that the reason to find a job in echo
to get ecperirnce and hands on better and better every day one need to get started.
i wish the cardiology -- hr of the hospitals should consi9der helping registery passed candidates that is what is mandatory from the medicare.

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imageman in Swanton, Ohio

72 months ago

Passed the physics exam and just passed the adult echo and will now be a RDCS. I graduated in July and need to find a job so I can keep my skills so I don't loose them. I would take any job right now but have no prospects. If I cannot find an echo position by January, I am going to start nursing school.

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Leslie in Easton, Maryland

72 months ago

imageman in Swanton, Ohio said: Passed the physics exam and just passed the adult echo and will now be a RDCS. I graduated in July and need to find a job so I can keep my skills so I don't loose them. I would take any job right now but have no prospects. If I cannot find an echo position by January, I am going to start nursing school.

Try: Easton, MD Chesapeake Cardiology Clinic. Doctors office. Oh, ask for Lorie. Good luck

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imageman in Swanton, Ohio

72 months ago

Thanks for the info. Leslie.

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Tracy Bastin in Owings Mills, Maryland

72 months ago

imagineman,

You are making a hugh mistake going into nursing. I am a nurse in school for echo. Echo is a much better profession, and higher paying. I have been a nurse for 5 years now and am ready to take the bridge! In echo you can interact with the patients, but then give them back to the nurse to take care of.

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imageman in Swanton, Ohio

72 months ago

Tracy are you an RN or LPN? What do you do in nursing? I love ultrasound but am unable to find a job. The wait list for RN is 2 years and I was on it when I started echo so my seat in nursing is still open, I have to act if I want to start the RN program soon. I was thinking that I could get into a cardiac care unit as a RN. I have EKG certification, ACLS, BLS and echo. Also, I have assisted in many TEE's during my clinical rotation in echo.

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ketu in Windermere, Florida

72 months ago

Leslie in Easton, Maryland said: Try: Easton, MD Chesapeake Cardiology Clinic. Doctors office. Oh, ask for Lorie. Good luck

for echo exam what you study for that .do you have any echowork book or cd for sell ?my email is astroreiki@gmail.com

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ketu in Windermere, Florida

72 months ago

imageman in Swanton, Ohio said: Passed the physics exam and just passed the adult echo and will now be a RDCS. I graduated in July and need to find a job so I can keep my skills so I don't loose them. I would take any job right now but have no prospects. If I cannot find an echo position by January, I am going to start nursing school.

do you have any suggestion how I pass my echo ardms?

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Tracy Bastin in Gwynn Oak, Maryland

72 months ago

imageman,

I am a med-surg/oncology RN. I should apologize for my "mistake" comment. This is based on my opinions. Nurses are just glorified secretaries nowadays, nursing is not fun anymore. I enjoy the patient contact, and a nurse gets to spend about 10 minutes per 12 hour shift with them, the rest of the time is paperwork and computer charting. And there is so much paperwork and charting, that at the end of the shift you may not get to go home for an hour or two, until you catch up. Thats 13-14 hours a day on which your only paid for 12.

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imageman in Swanton, Ohio

72 months ago

ketu, I used the Feigenbaum book and accompanying CD that is a great resource. The test has a lot of video in it, so the CD that comes with the book helps. I also had a Pegasus practice CD that was produced by Terry Reynolds and that is a simulated test. In addition, I went over all of our class power points and notes. There is a little of everything on the test including EKG questions, anatomy of the heart, which vessel feeds which heart wall, lots of Marfan's and Down's syndrome but that will vary from test to test. Just go over EVERYTHING!

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LovesEcho in Norcross, Georgia

71 months ago

Has anyone taken the CCI's ECHO portion lately? Care to comment. What did you think? I am due to take my mine soon. Thanks

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Annover in Tulsa, Oklahoma

71 months ago

Anyone have access to the new salary survey from www.asecho.org ??

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Lili

70 months ago

Hi everybody,
I am foreign M.D. graduated . I passed all USMLE exams and got my ECFMG certification. I applied for residency but I haven't taken any interview so far. I'm thinking to change my road. I thought about going to physician assistant schools but in my state( Georgia) I have to do GRE and TOEFLE exams, take interview and God knows they accept me or not. These days entering in any program is competitive and they don't care about your background especially if you graduated from other country and the cut off from your graduation is long. I appreciate if anybody who is living in Georgia tell me the job opportinity for echo, US and eho vascular is good in Atlanta or not. I heard about Lama ultrasonography schools. Is anybody have any idea about it.

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mannie in San Diego, California

70 months ago

Lili said: Hi everybody,
I am foreign M.D. graduated . I passed all USMLE exams and got my ECFMG certification. I applied for residency but I haven't taken any interview so far. I'm thinking to change my road. I thought about going to physician assistant schools but in my state( Georgia) I have to do GRE and TOEFLE exams, take interview and God knows they accept me or not. These days entering in any program is competitive and they don't care about your background especially if you graduated from other country and the cut off from your graduation is long. I appreciate if anybody who is living in Georgia tell me the job opportinity for echo, US and eho vascular is good in Atlanta or not. I heard about Lama ultrasonography schools. Is anybody have any idea about it.

Hi Lili let me tell you about my experience, I have graduated from Loma Linda Medical center en California from a 18 month echo program O was good, I was able to get an offer from the medical center as wells a some other places, they paid me for relocalion and goos starting salary 40.00 hr. but they expect me to really work ,they tough me how to do holters, stress test, echos, carotids, etc. But it is good the more you learn the more you gat paid. I am also a foreign M.D. good luck. you can email me mrodriguezq1012@hotmail.com

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ultrasunny in Torrance, California

70 months ago

Hi Lili, I am an IMG too. I also want to tell you my experience:
I took an ECHO-vascular-Ob/Gyn(I didn't take general Uts) program in a private institute,which has been sold to another business 2 years after I had graduated from this program. I got RDCS, RVT and RDMS within 1+ year. I have been working in all kinds of medical facilities. Recently I just got my ECFMG certificate and applied tons of FM and IM, still haven't got any IV. I would suggest you to take any program that might be convenient to you and get RDCS ASAP(I trust you will easily get it with 3 months study, compare to step1+2)in order to make a living. In LA, working in cardiologists' office, I make 65-75$/ECHO or carotid Uts. Working in hospital, I make 35$/hr. IF you do have a dream to be a MD again in USA, pursue it and never give up. Otherwise just forget the MD emotion and concentrate to march on another road as long as you would feel "HAPPY".

Good luck and be happy!

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Lili

70 months ago

ultrasunny in Torrance, California said: Hi Lili, I am an IMG too. I also want to tell you my experience:
I took an ECHO-vascular-Ob/Gyn(I didn't take general Uts) program in a private institute,which has been sold to another business 2 years after I had graduated from this program. I got RDCS, RVT and RDMS within 1+ year. I have been working in all kinds of medical facilities. Recently I just got my ECFMG certificate and applied tons of FM and IM, still haven't got any IV. I would suggest you to take any program that might be convenient to you and get RDCS ASAP(I trust you will easily get it with 3 months study, compare to step1+2)in order to make a living. In LA, working in cardiologists' office, I make 65-75$/ECHO or carotid Uts. Working in hospital, I make 35$/hr. IF you do have a dream to be a MD again in USA, pursue it and never give up. Otherwise just forget the MD emotion and concentrate to march on another road as long as you would feel "HAPPY".

Good luck and be happy!

Hi Torrance, Thank you very much for your nice words and good comment. When I am hearing the successful story of other IMGs makes me happy and give the opportunity to choose my another road better. I hope you reach to your goal.

Good luck

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Annover in Tulsa, Oklahoma

70 months ago

What do you guys think is the going salary for a tech with 20 yrs experience that has RDMS,RVT and RDCS??
Thanks!

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Former ATLien in Los Angeles, California

70 months ago

Hi Lili,
I am originally from Atlanta and came out to Los Angeles to get my Echo education, since there aren't any good schools in the area. I have been trying to come back now for some time, but there haven't been any jobs to be had. It may be better to consider doing something that is still in demand in healthcare, like Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy (would be great since you're a foreign MD,) or Speech Pathology. I wish I had taken these things into consideration before getting into the field! Whatever you choose, good luck!

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aprilecho09 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

70 months ago

hello,
I am an Echo Tech that just graduated from Thomas jefferson University with a degree in cardiac sonography. I am looking for any job in the field just to get my foot in the door. If anyone knows anybody hiring in the philadelphia area let me know.

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Lili

70 months ago

Has anybody graduated from echocardiography program of IMU in Atlanta. Is it a good program. Can I take good clinical knowledge during the clinical course.

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Benneth in Oakland, California

68 months ago

Pls. i am considering going into Echocardiography, although i already had my Bachelors degree in another field. I am looking into a school that is not accredited but the admissions personnel told me that as long as i already had my Bachelors i will be able to take my Board exam immediately after graduation.
Secondly I want to know whether going to a school that is not yet accredited will hurt me in the nearest future even though i already had a Bachelors degree , eventualy i am planning to go for my MBA in Healthcare Management after the Echo Board exam.
Secondly i am considering making a choice between Nursing and Echocardiography, but for some reasons i am leaning towards Echo. right now i am a bit undecided, can somebody help throw more light on the job prospects of Echocardiography and Nursing.

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Tracy Bastin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

68 months ago

I am an oncology nurse who just graduated with an echo degree. Nursing has really become an "unmanagable and un-fun" job. I used to love it, but in the last few years nurses have become glorified secretary's, and spend less and less time with patients. I picked the diagnostic route because of the patient interaction without all the paper and computer-work.

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Jill Paterson in Homewood, Illinois

68 months ago

Hi I was wondering if anyone knows of any echo externship opportunities in the Chicago area??? Or any places that would be willing to do an externship? I am actively looking for a echo job but I would feel more comfortable working in an externship first since I just graduated this December. So anyone that can help please....it would be much appreciated!!!

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Jill in Oak Park, Illinois

65 months ago

Laura in Rolling Meadows, Illinois said: Hi Jill,

Just curious, did you find a job? I'm in NW suburbs of Chicago and thinking about echo or DMS school. Are there many echo jobs in Chicago?

I did actually. I would definitely go to an accredited school though. It would be easier to find a job. Theres a lot of jobs but every job wants you to have experience. In an accredited program you get some of the experience jobs are looking for.

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