Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonographers operate specialised imaging equipment to perform experiments or to generate images to help identify certain medical conditions. Their key responsibilities include taking the medical history and explaining procedures to patients, and planning and operating imaging equipment, reviewing abnormality images, and recording data in patient records.

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Starting Salaries

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544455

Min. 

394826

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682790

What you need to get started

  • Hands-on learning, both in the form of internships and clinical externships, are an important part of the sonography training process

Employment Outlook

  • Sonographers also help the radiation scientist perform biopsies, drain placements or drainage processes at many institutions.

  • According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), the outlook for employment as a diagnostic medical sonographer is outstanding, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

International Opportunities

California, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nebraska and West Virginia 

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Sonography/ radiologic technology

  • A certificate program in diagnostic medical sonography

Soft Skills

  • Compassion

  • Interpersonal Skills 

  • Detail Oriented 

  • Technical Skills

  • Eye-Hand Coordination

  • Critical Thinking

  • Time Management 

Technical Skills

  • Preparing and maintaining the diagnostic equipment

  • Generating images through the use of sonographic equipment

  • Analyzing technical information

  • Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Physics and Mathematics

Colleges abroad

  • Western Governors University 

  • Grand Valley State University 

  • Ferris State University 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology 

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