To this day, I still see articles and other blogs written about vascular ultrasound that refer to us as technicians. Technician and technologist are two different terms. Many may think they mean the same, since they are used interchangeably. When you look a little closer, however, they are different.
The difference is that the technologist has had formal education in the field of vascular ultrasound. Think of it this way, a technician knows which button to push while a technologist knows the why behind pushing it. Simply put, their educational levels and responsibilities differ.
We have earned the title of technologist through the advancement in education and with the start of credentialing. I encourage you to correct this when you see it being used and be proud of being a technologist.