Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Pittsburgh Career Institute is designed to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers for a career after graduation. We focus on the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

If you’re ready to start your education to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you can learn more about financial aid* options, read more about successful graduates, or apply today and we can help you get started toward a journey in healthcare.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

What Can I Learn?

Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography class at Pittsburgh Career Institute can expect to learn how to perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of an entry-level general sonographer. This includes examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, pregnant female pelvis, and superficial structures. Students are also introduced to vascular ultrasound.

Along with ultrasound training, our classes include instruction in:

woman giving someone an ultrasound on their side

  • Medical terminology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Psychology
  • Algebra
  • Patient care and hospital policies
  • And more

Why Pursue an Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

You can have the opportunity to learn many things, and our program can take as little as 100 instructional weeks to complete. There are so many reasons why you could love becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer! Here are just a few of them:

  • You’re fascinated by the human body and medical world
  • Your skills are in high demand
  • You can make a difference in peoples’ lives
  • You can specialize in what you enjoy most

Understand the differences between becoming a DMS vs. an Ultrasound Technician.

What Opportunities Are Available for Students?

Our curriculum includes on-campus lectures, an on-campus imaging laboratory, and off-campus integrated clinical components.

The clinical portion of the curriculum is structured to be hands-on and includes supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student and site supervisor. After the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the knowledge to seek entry-level employment as diagnostic medical sonographers.

What Career Opportunities Are Available?

Entering the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography can open many doors for you. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography career outlook is at 14% which is much faster compared to the average career of 5%.

man giving a pregnant woman an ultrasound

There are several different work environments you can be a part of as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Physicians offices

How Do I Get Started?

Are you ready to learn more about the opportunities of what becoming a diagnostic medical sonographer could do for your future? Contact us or apply now and we can get in touch to help you learn more about our program.

In our conversation we can:

  • Answer your questions about our program, how to get started, and financial aid.
  • Help schedule a tour for you to come experience Pittsburgh Career Institute in person.
  • Walk you through what the application process will look like if you’re ready to get started.

Can’t wait to begin?

Apply Today!


Download the PCI Diagnostic Medical Sonography Handbook.


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AST degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


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