• Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 70,400
    $54,010 range bar $92,690
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
    Image of growth rate score 5
    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.8%
Job Opening 172

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Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Sonographer, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Sonographer, Staff Sonographer, Ultrasonographer, Ultrasound Technician (Ultrasound Tech), Ultrasound Technologist (Ultrasound Tech)
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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