Career Outlook for Sonographers

The career outlook for sonographers is excellent. New technologies and the increased use of ultrasound in diagnostic procedures have created many opportunities in this field. The US Department of Labor projects that the employment of sonographers is expected to increase by about 18% through 2018.

Career opportunities available to sonographers include: clinics, hospitals, research institutes, educational facilities, or equipment application and sales.

Salaries vary depending on years of experience, number of certifications, and geographic location. According to a salary report released by the SDMS in 2008, the median salary for sonographers is $66,768. This includes hourly salary, overtime, and on-call pay.