Diagnostic medical sonography

Ultrasound tech.

Entrance Requirements

Students must have successfully completed the following with a minimum average of 60%:

* English 30-1 (English 30)
* Math 30-1 (Pure)
* Biology 30
* Physics 30
* Chemistry 20

I am in grade 11, currently stuggeling with physics. I have a 70 average in english 20 currently. I have math 10 pure, 68% average.

Should I try and pursue this career choice? Do you have any tips for me?
 
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Choppy

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I think ultrasonography is a good career choice.

The pros:
- lots of opportunity to work in various medical areas: private diagnostic centres, hospitals, research centres, etc.
- reasonable pay
- regular hours
- ~2 year comunity college program means you can get into it quickly

The cons:
- I'm not sure that there's a lot of opportunity for advancement in the field. You might move up to a manager in a larger centre, but for the most part you won't gain too many new responsibilies as time goes by.
- Aside from different types of scans, you're essentially doing the same thing every day.

My understanding is that UST programs can be competative to get into. The only specific person I know who went through one already had a university degree. So if you want to get in, it's best to start pulling up your socks now and get the best marks you can. A solid background in physics and math will help you, so make sure that you stick with those courses.
 

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