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Ultrasound Technician Career Factsheet

By: CareerFactsheet.com- Updated: Aug. 31, 2013

The role of an ultrasound tech
According to recent studies conducted by the US Bureau of Statistics, occupations in the medical field are growing much faster than most jobs in other sectors. Despite a bruised economy and a time of economic uncertainty, this significant increase is a huge motivation for job-seekers with an interest in healthcare. One of the fastest growing - and most desirable jobs- in the medical arena is a career as an ultrasound technician, otherwise known as sonographer. These medical professionals operate machinery, known as sonographic scanners, to record images of a patient's body. After these images are recorded, the ultrasound technician forwards the results to the patient's physician for examination. Earnings for Ultrasound Technicians range from *$44,990 and up to $91,070 per year. Training programs range from 1 year to 4 years depending on the degree or certificate awarded and career advancement opportunities are plentiful in education, administration, research, and in commercial companies as education/application specialists, technical advisors, etc.

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*Source: Salary ranges obtained from : Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages 2012 for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers



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