Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • instructor and students at a sonography machine
  • lab equipment with male laying on a bed
  • male and female student looking at an image on a sonography machine
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  • three female students around a sonography machine
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  • two female students in front of a sonography machine

ASC ranked No. 1 in NY Public Schools for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Pioneer Quotes

"I love that this is the only school that's close, that offers a degree in two years. It has small classes so there is more one-on-one time. Plus, the clinical is included in the two years so no extra time is needed. All of the teachers are super helpful, and willing to help whenever needed. This program is a great opportunity in such a small area, especially for a growing field in health care." -Alyssa Hammond, '17

Jennifer Updyke, Program Director
NYS Department of Labor
Professional Outlook

4,100 diagnostic medical sonographers are currently employed in NYS with the prospects of an additional 1,650 positions by 2020.

Overall employment of medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 12,000 openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

The 2021 median annual pay for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians was $75,380.

Program Advantages

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is an imaging modality that uses high-frequency sound to generate detailed anatomical images for diagnostic review by a physician.  Sonographers are responsible for gathering pertinent details of patient history, producing diagnostic images, accurately describing the exam findings to the reading physician, as well as basic patient care.  There are many specialty areas within sonography, including Abdominal/Small Parts, Ob/GYN, Breast, Vascular, Cardiac, and Musculoskeletal.  Alfred's 21-month, 5-semester DMS program focuses on both Abdominal/Small Parts and Obstetrics/Gynecology specialty areas.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is not currently accredited.  Graduates of the program can earn their Sonography credential through the ARRT or ARDMS.  Without programmatic accreditation, graduates must first pass the ARRT Sonography credentialing exam before becoming eligible to attempt an ARMDS specialty exam.  Please contact our DMS program for further information.