Medical Sonographer

Career Overview

Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular, and other medical disorders. Make sure to use the search box to find Christi's video!


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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$30,000 /yr
$60,000 /yr
$92,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Work Environment

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

Future Outlook

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