Great pay in a fast-growing field:
that’s your future as a Sonographer.
CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS
Salary Range Potential:
1 YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, ASSOCIATES, OR BACHELOR
COMPUTER SAVVY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, MATHEMATICS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING
Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS’ OFFICES, CLINICS, OB/GYN CLINICS, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTERS
Sonographers can earn up to $99,000 or more. Learn more and see if this is the right career path for you.
Sonographers are diagnostic imaging professionals who use special imaging equipment that directs high frequency sound waves into a patient’s body. Sonographers create images and conduct tests to help physicians assess and diagnose a number of medical conditions. If you’ve ever seen an ultrasound image of an unborn baby, you’ve seen the work of a sonographer.
Today, most sonographers work in hospitals. However, there are other employment options including physicians’ offices, medical clinics, OB/GYN clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Employment is expected to grow by 28% through 2020, which means you can expect plenty of job opportunities.
Employers typically require an associate or bachelor’s degree, or a 1-year certificate program. Learn more about the Mississippi schools that offer training in sonography today.
AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES
RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,9250%
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,1770%
RETAIL TRADE - $24,9560%
REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,1720%
TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,2820%