YOUR CAREER AS A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER

The diagnosis is good: The job outlook for a career with ultrasound technology is overwhelmingly positive.

A sonographer doing an exam on a patient on their abdomen.

A Day in the Life of a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

The diagnosis is good: The job outlook for a career with ultrasound technology is overwhelmingly positive.


MEDIAN INCOME

$60K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

190


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

19.2%


WHAT IS A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER?

Diagnostic medical sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHERS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • READING COMPREHENSION
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  • SOCIAL INTUITION

WHAT DO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHERS DO?

Female diagnostic medical sonographer prepares female patients for a procedure by taking their medical history.

Prepare patients for procedures by taking their medical history and answering any questions about the procedure

Diagnostic medical sonography imaging equipment in use.

Prepare and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment

Diagnostic medical sonographer operates equipment to conduct a test on a patient.

Operate equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests

Diagnostic medical sonographer reviews test results with a patient.

Review images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses

Female diagnostic medical sonographer reviews imaging results with female patients.

Recognize the difference between normal and abnormal images, and identify other diagnostic information

Diagnostic medical sonographers keeping track of patients' records.

Analyze diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for physicians


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a diagnostic medical sonographer career.

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Associate's degree

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None


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