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Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProduce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$62,000 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMost full-time sonographers work about 40 hours a week; they may have evening weekend hours and times when they are on call and must be ready to report to work on short notice.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree
Technical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Problem Sensitivity, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsDiane Johnson