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Job Outlook & Careers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to increase by about 44 percent through 2020—much faster than average for all occupations. As ultrasound technology evolves, it will become a more common method used to assist in diagnosing medical conditions, favored over more invasive procedures.
 
As of May 2012, the U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics listed the following wage information for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers nationally:
 
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.63 $26.09 $31.66 $36.97 $43.78
Annual Wage $44,990 $54,260 $65,860 $76,890 $91,070