What is a sonographer?  Sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.  They are part of a healthcare team and work in hospitals or imaging clinics.  They are also referred to as ultrasound technicians.  An associates degree or post-secondary certificate is needed.  The field of sonography is  growing faster than the average for all occupations.

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Information on this site summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists,   https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm
(2) Wikipedia contributors, "Medical Ultrasonography," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_ultrasonography
(3) O*Net Online,Summary Report for:29-2032.00 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers,http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2032.00
(4) Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016,http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292032.htm
(5) 
Wikipedia contributors, "Sonographer," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sonographer&oldid=521397337
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