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Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Use sound waves to perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients.

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Well above the statewide median
$49.51 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  19%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
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Job Title Examples:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Ultrasound Technologist

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