RN/Sonographer Marketability?

  1. Hello!

    I have been torn for years on whether to become a sonographer or an RN (2 completely different careers, I know). I have finally made up my mind and will be starting an ADN program in the fall. Recently I was informed that there is a school where I am that has a sonography program offered to radiographers and RNs.

    So, out of curiosity, what might the marketability be like for and RN who is also certified in sonography? I think sonography is so interesting, but I also think that nursing is what I'm meant to do. Who would hire someone with both credentials? Would the extra sonography training be a waste of time if I want to continue nursing afterward?

    Thanks!:roll
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  3. by   ZippyGBR
    increasing number of Midwife sonographers in the UK - however mainly working in obs +gynae settings

    i suppose cardiology could be another area ? doing echos etc
  4. by   meandragonbrett
    I see absolutely no reason to do both unless it's just something you want to do for yourself.
  5. by   Pinkster
    Quote from jollyjenny
    Hello!

    I have been torn for years on whether to become a sonographer or an RN (2 completely different careers, I know). I have finally made up my mind and will be starting an ADN program in the fall. Recently I was informed that there is a school where I am that has a sonography program offered to radiographers and RNs.

    So, out of curiosity, what might the marketability be like for and RN who is also certified in sonography? I think sonography is so interesting, but I also think that nursing is what I'm meant to do. Who would hire someone with both credentials? Would the extra sonography training be a waste of time if I want to continue nursing afterward?

    Thanks!:roll
    Bringing this thread back to life, wondering if some more input could be added.
    Thanks

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