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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers



Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 11019$45.48/hr$39.40/hr$40.80/hr$46.09/hr$50.02/hr$51.34/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$78.99/hr
Education and Health Services1,460$49.51/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$41.08/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$42.49/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$41.16/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$41.15/hr12.5%
Southwest Balance of State 40$47.72/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$41.32/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$43.05/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$42.49/hr17.6%
Northwest Balance of State 100$47.32/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$46.09/hr14.0%
Central Minnesota 120$49.34/hr15.6%
Rochester MN MSA 410$49.51/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 440$49.51/hr19.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 690$49.83/hr18.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 740$49.91/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,480$49.51/hr17.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 800$40.02/hr6.7%
Radiation Therapists 190$43.17/hr5.7%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,120$38.73/hr7.1%
Respiratory Therapists 1,200$40.75/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 170$51.52/hr6.4%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 850$47.53/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.