Ultrasound Technician (Sonographer)

Are you interested in a career as an Ultrasound Technician? Well the good news is that the demand for and remuneration of Ultrasound Technicians (also call Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Sonographers) is among the highest in the healthcare field.

In fact demand for Ultrasound Techs has grown by 100% since 2000 and this trend is set to continue with demand projected to grow by 20.5% between 2016 and 2024. Ultrasound Techs are also in the top 50% of salaries for all careers across the USA.

At Partnership For Healthcare we specialize in helping people get started in their healthcare and medical careers. We are here to provide you with access to all the important information and resources you will need to get started as soon as possible, including information on all the top Ultrasound Technician schools in your area.

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We will guide you through what you need to know to become an Ultrasound Technician and how to select the best schools for you. You can even request information from your preferred schools with the click of a button. It’s fast and best of all it’s free!

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Careers Overview

Key FactsDetail
Educational RequirementsMost States will require a minimum of an Associates Degree or Certificate from an accredited School
Average Annual Salary$70,880
Average Salary Range $48,720 to $97,390 (depending on experience and location)
Number in Employment (2016)62,867
Employment OutlookExcellent
Work EnvironmentsHospitals, Offices of Physicians, Medical Laboratories, Outpatient clinics
Related Careers X Ray Technician, MRI Technologist

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Role and Responsibilities

The primary role of an Ultrasound Technician is to perform detailed, non invasive, examinations of a patient to assist with the diagnosis or observations of a condition. Essentially the Ultrasound Technician is using specialist equipment to generate images of the internal organs and soft tissues in the body. Ultrasound is commonly used, for example, in pregnancy to track the development of the foetus.

As a qualified and licensed Ultrasound Technician you could choose to specialize in a number of fields including cardiology, prenatal, opthalmic, vascular, and breast sonography. It is an exciting career path which continues to grow in demand.

Much of the success of an ultrasound depends on the skills of the technician. You will need to be very familiar with the anatomy of the human body, an expert with the equipment and have a skilled, trained eye to spot irregularities. You will need to be incredibly thorough and diligent.

Due to the fact that you will be working closely with patients you will need to have good communication and interpersonal skills. It will be important that you ascertain and fully understand each patients medical history.