An ultrasound technician, often called a diagnostic medical sonographer or simply a sonographer, operates special equipment that uses sound waves to help diagnose patients' ailments. They work directly with patients and physicians. Ultrasound technicians may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography, abdominal sonography, neurosonography, breast sonography, vascular sonography or cardiac sonography. They can work in a hospital or a community clinic.
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Degree is recommended)
$92,289.60/year or $44.20/hour
Cypress College, Loma Linda University, Orange Coast College, Platt College
National: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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