The school cannot and does not guarantee employment upon graduation. The school provides career development resources and employment assistance to all graduates with the concentration on developing a physical and online career portfolio, professional networking via LinkedIn, interview skills, resume preparation, and referrals to potential employers. All UMI students and graduates have access to professional career coaching and career zoom workshops.
Finding employment is a joint effort between the student and the school. Successful job search outcomes for the students often depend on students’ persistence and flexibility in their job search and on a close partnership between the student and the school. UMI is committed to such a partnership; we encourage all graduates to maintain close contact with the school’s designated career coach and to work closely together on developing and implementing an appropriate job search strategy.
All UMI students, graduates, and alumni are invited and encouraged to use the following Career Development resources:
UMI Career Coaching (individual and group)
UMI Career Portal
UMI Career Hub LinkedIn group
General ultrasound sonographers are not required to be licensed in the State of California. Some employers may require credentials offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). UMI’s primary goal is to prepare students for the entry-level position and also to help students meet educational and/or clinical ultrasound eligibility requirements for ARDMS examination, specifically for SPI and Prerequisite 1 or Prerequisite 3A options.
Although all graduates of the UMI’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program are eligible to sit for the ARDMS exam, 12 months (or equivalent) of additional work experience may be required based on the student’s prior educational credentials. UMI encourages the graduates to pursue ARDMS credentials; however the school does not bear responsibility for the ARDMS exam preparation. Students should take the initiative of researching exam requirements and information on the ARDMS website at www.ardms.org.