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Medical Sonographers

Median hourly wage:

$40.44/hr

What you do:

Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular and other medical disorders. They are employed in clinics and hospitals.

Main job duties:

  • Operate ultrasound imaging equipment that transmits high-frequency sound pulses through the body to produce images of those parts of the body requiring examination
  • Monitor examination by viewing images on video screen, to evaluate quality and consistency of diagnostic images, and make adjustments to equipment, as required
  • Record, store and process scanned images by using camera unit connected to ultrasound equipment
  • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure patient safety and comfort
  • Prepare examination reports for physicians to aid in the monitoring of pregnancies and the diagnosis of cardiac, abdominal, ophthalmic, vascular and other disorders
  • Perform quality control checks on ultrasound equipment to ensure proper operation and perform minor repairs and adjustments as required

Skills:

Interpersonal communication skills
Patient care
Teamwork
Time management
Bilingual

Job title examples:

Diagnostic medical sonography instructor
Medical sonographer
Medical sonographers supervisor
Registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS)
Ultrasound technologist

Hourly wages:

$31.93 low

$40.44 median

$47.90 high

Education & Training:

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