Great pay in a fast-growing field: that’s your future as a Sonographer.
Career Type Key Facts
Salary Range Potential:
1 YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, ASSOCIATES, OR BACHELOR
COMPUTER SAVVY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, MATHEMATICS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING
Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS’ OFFICES, CLINICS, OB/GYN CLINICS, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTERS
Sonographers are diagnostic imaging professionals who use special imaging equipment that directs high frequency sound waves into a patient’s body. Sonographers create images and conduct tests to help physicians assess and diagnose a number of medical conditions. If you’ve ever seen an ultrasound image of an unborn baby, you’ve seen the work of a sonographer.
Today, most sonographers work in hospitals. However, there are other employment options including physicians’ offices, medical clinics, OB/GYN clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Employment is expected to grow by 28% through 2020, which means you can expect plenty of job opportunities.
Employers typically require an associate or bachelor’s degree, or a 1-year certificate program. Learn more about the Mississippi schools that offer training in sonography today.
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