What Does A Sonographer Do?

A sonographer performs sonograms (ultrasounds) in order to look for problems in various organs in the body.

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How Do I Become A Sonographer?

Completing a two-year college program or certificate in diagnostic medical sonography may be required to obtain this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in this field will make an applicant more competitive.

What is the Average Salary For A Sonographer?

High – 92,000
Median – 60,000
Low – 30,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Sonographer?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Sonographer?

Sonographers typically work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and diagnostic laboratories.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Sonographer?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities will be the best for those who are certified in several specialties.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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