What is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
A diagnostic medical sonographer uses specialed equipment that utilizes sound waves to generate images of the body. This technology is commonly referred to as ultrasound, and you will often hear this career referred to as just a sonographer, or and ultrasound technician.
With the increase in need for ultrasound imaging as our population gets older the opportunity in this field is very good. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects this field to grow by 14% over the next ten year. And with a median salary of $72,510, this is a career anyone with an interest in the medical profession should consider.
And while you can find other jobs that require less schooling, you won’t need to spend a full 4-years getting a bachelor’s degree to get into this field. That said, most people will have an associate’s degree or some other certificate degree that takes at least 1-2 years to complete.