• Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Health Science
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The images and test results that diagnostic imaging workers produce help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.

    What do they typically do

    • Prepare and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment
    • Prepare patient for exam by explaining what to expect; transferring patient to ultrasound table; and scrubbing skin and applying gel
    • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort
    • Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions to obtain the best sites and angles
    • Recognize the difference between normal and abnormal images and other diagnostic information
    • Analyze the images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses
    • Record findings and keep track of patients' records
    • Analyze diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for physicians

    Number of Jobs

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    Job Growth +2.3%
    Job Opening 164

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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      License
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