School of Echocardiography

The School of Echocardiography provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in a specialized segment of sonography that is rapidly growing in demand.

Our program:

  • Is a nationally-accredited 18-month, hospital-based adult cardiac sonography program
  • Offers an affordable education
  • Ensures the highest level of education by having a curriculum that combines classroom instruction with guided clinical experience
  • Exposes students to a wide range of cardiac clinical experience
  • Provides specialized instructors with expertise in echocardiography
  • Has established accredited clinical sites for student clinical rotations

Students at the School of Echocardiography will be exposed to multiple specialty areas including:

  • Adult echocardiography
  • Vascular ultrasound

View School of Echocardiography program description.

Career Opportunities

What is the job outlook for echocardiographers?

  • The job outlook for cardiac sonographers is excellent.  It is a rapidly growing, dynamic profession that is projected to grow by 22% by 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Salaries for sonographers are competitive and inline or higher than other professionals with similar levels of education.
  • Sonographers have a relatively flexible work schedule and can work full-time or part-time

Echocardiographers can work in:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Private practices
  • Public health facilities
  • Laboratories

Career advancement opportunities exist in:

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Research

Echocardiographers also have the ability to become:

  • Education/application specialists in commercial companies
  • Sales representatives
  • Technical advisers

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Accreditation

The Saint Luke's School of Echocardiography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medican Sonography.

CAAHEP (www.caahep.org)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
P: 727-210-2350
F: 727-210-2354
mail@caahep.org

JRC-DMS (www.jrcdms.org)
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
P: 443-973-3251
F: 866-738-3444

Students will be able to apply for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registries according to applicable prerequisite requirements.  For further information, please visit the ARDMS website at www.ardms.org.

Contact Us

Saint Luke’s School of Echocardiography
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Zach Tyler, BS, RDCS, RVT, Program Director
816-932-2716
816-932-2815 fax
ztyler@saintlukeskc.org

Tiffany Johnson, MBA, RDMS (AB) (OB), RVT, RT (R), Director of Sonography Education
816-932-2788
T9johnson@saintlukeskc.org 

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