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5 Reasons to Earn a Credential in Vascular Sonography

Have you considered a credential in Vascular Sonography (VS)?

From May 26 to June 15, 2021, ARRT will offer certification and registration in VS at no cost to first-time candidates who’ve completed our eligibility requirements.

Why Consider a VS Credential?

  1. Vascular Sonographer Job Outlook Is Better Than U.S. Job Outlook for All Professions
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 12% job growth from 2019-2029 in the field. The BLS cites the aging Baby Boomer generation’s need for care as a factor in this increase.
  2. VS Pays Well
    The BLS reports the 2019 median pay for the field is $68,750/year, or $33.05/hour. Glassdoor notes the average base pay for vascular sonographers is $57,278 in the U.S.
  3. You’ll Enjoy Excellent Work-Life Balance
    At the end of the day, your work stays at work. You’ll provide critical patient care and fulfill patient needs with the peace of mind afforded when you can enjoy your life after work.
  4. Vascular Sonographers Provide Critical Patient Care
    By imaging veins and arteries, you’ll provide crucial help for physicians in diagnosing and treating numerous vascular conditions.
  5. VS is Challenging
    Your work will challenge you and push you to learn every day. Every patient is different, and every condition unique.  You’ll enjoy working with a team of professionals to provide outstanding care.

Finding unusual pathology is a part of the job. You’ll get to spend time with and get to know your patients. You’ll be able to help people.

Margo Merkle, R.T.(VS)(ARRT), chose VS because of its importance to patient treatment. She said that a credential in VS should be a “top priority” for those in the field.

Why Earn a Credential Through ARRT?

Your credential from ARRT demonstrates excellence in your profession and in providing patient care. ARRT is the world’s largest organization offering credentials in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. We certify and register more than 344,000 technologists in a range of disciplines by overseeing and administering education, ethics, and examination requirements, which comprise the ARRT equation for excellence and underscore your credential.

ARRT has offered certification and registration in Vascular Sonography since 2001. ARRT’s credential is recognized by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), the American College of Radiology (ACR), Medicare, and third-party payors.

ARRT accepts students from schools accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in addition to students from regionally and institutionally accredited programs. We recognize that not all students have access to CAAHEP-accredited programs.

Finally, our credential requires that vascular sonographers show clinical experience in a range of procedures, so your employer will recognize your competence and skill in all areas of vascular sonography.