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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 15023$42.66/hr$31.06/hr$38.36/hr$40.04/hr$50.22/hr$51.00/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,690$40.62/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$39.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$38.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$39.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$39.51/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$38.49/hr12.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 70$40.04/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$39.51/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$39.51/hr17.6%
Northwest Balance of State 90$39.45/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$39.42/hr14.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$31.11/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 150$40.04/hr15.6%
Southeast Minnesota 410$40.50/hr19.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 890$40.62/hr18.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 950$40.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,690$40.62/hr17.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,030$38.00/hr6.7%
Radiation Therapists 180$40.26/hr5.7%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%
Respiratory Therapists 1,580$38.17/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 210$46.92/hr6.4%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 820$40.29/hr11.4%

  • Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions to obtain the best sites and angles.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required.
  • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.
  • Decide which images to include, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas.
  • Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations.
  • Record and store suitable images, using camera unit connected to the ultrasound equipment.
  • Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
  • Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and positioning patient properly.
  • Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations.
  • Process and code film from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.