Thinking of being an Ultrasound Tech.

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    I was just wondering how often I might have to come across blood in this line of work. I have a huge problem with seeing blood (and all kinds of surgery-type things), which causes me to pass-out and/or be sick. I really want to go into the medical field, but I can't seem to overcome this problem... and my fiance's mother suggested going to school to be an ultrasound technician because the low chance I would have to be around blood. Is this true? Thanks!
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    Why don't you call local hosp. and see if you can talk to us tech, maybe follow them for a hour or so. see i f you like it. You wont see much blood with us.
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    I was just wondering how often I might have to come across blood in this line of work. I have a huge problem with seeing blood (and all kinds of surgery-type things), which causes me to pass-out and/or be sick. I really want to go into the medical field, but I can't seem to overcome this problem... and my fiance's mother suggested going to school to be an ultrasound technician because the low chance I would have to be around blood. Is this true? Thanks!
    I am not a ultrasound tech but I am an x-ray tech and I'm around the ultrasound girls and i do know that they are around blood. I did a rotation through ultrasound when i was in school for 2 wks and i remeber seeing blood and lots of other bodily fluids. Ultrasould techs do alot of scans for trauma pts also. All trauma pts come with blood somewhere. they also do scans on ob/gyn pts for miscarrages and those exams can be bloody. Pretty much any field in medicine encounters blood. You may want to look into clinical pathology/lab. You see blood but its in vials!!

    Good luck!


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