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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
Northeast Minnesota 8017$41.56/hr$32.76/hr$38.27/hr$40.15/hr$45.28/hr$49.87/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,570$43.81/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$40.15/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$41.35/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$41.14/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$39.59/hr12.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 50N/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$40.04/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$49.69/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$40.15/hr17.6%
Northwest Balance of State 100$41.94/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$39.22/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$40.75/hr14.0%
Central Minnesota 120$41.54/hr15.6%
Rochester MN MSA 260$46.48/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 300$43.13/hr19.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 910$44.92/hr18.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 960$45.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,570$43.81/hr17.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,080$33.52/hr6.7%
Radiation Therapists 240$40.82/hr5.7%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,130$37.72/hr7.1%
Respiratory Therapists 1,420$39.64/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 250$49.00/hr6.4%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 790$41.33/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.