How do I Become a Sonographer in the UK?

How do I Become a Sonographer in the UK?

Do you want to work in the UK as a Sonographer? This blog will offer some useful insights on the different routes to becoming one and information on current, exciting Sonography roles we have here at Migrate.  

What are the Different Routes to Becoming a UK Sonographer?

Luckily, there are a couple of different routes if you want to practice here in the UK depending on your level of training - option one, if you are an overseas Doctor who specialises in ultrasound, you will need to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). Option two, you can work in the UK as a non-medical sonographer and will not need to register with the GMC as you will be looking for a Sonographer job.

What Qualifications Will I Need with Option Two?

There are not any legal requirements to hold a recognised ultrasound qualification to work as a Sonographer in the UK. However, most Sonographers in the UK do have ultrasound qualifications, which may include a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the DMU (Diploma of Medical Ultrasound). If you are an overseas professional wanting work here as a Sonographer, you will need to prove to your potential UK employers that your ultrasound qualifications and experience are appropriate for the UK.

The Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential will mostly likely enable you to apply for Sonography roles in the UK, but this is a matter for you to check with the UK employer about, directly.

We are currently recruiting for Sonographer roles, based in London, UK. The salary range is £25,000 - £36,000 dependant on experience, and the job comes with a fantastic relocation package including UK visa and CoS costs covered. Interested? Find out more about the role and download the Migrate app to apply – here.

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