Ultrasound Technician

An ultrasound technician, also known as a diagnostic sonographer, uses ultrasound technology to create images or video of the soft tissues inside a patient, allowing a physician to diagnose medical conditions. Sonographers can specialize in certain areas or systems of the body, such as the female reproductive system or the cardiovascular system. Sonographers must be technically skilled but also capable of explaining ultrasound procedures and their results to patients. Hospitals, colleges, technical/vocational schools, and the U.S. Armed Forces offer training in sonography. Most sonographers have an Associate’s Degree in the subject. This field is one of the top ten highest paying jobs for people with an Associate’s Degree.

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