Desirable sonographer skills include the following:

  • good communication  skills  with patients and coworkers
  • good interpersonal skills with patients and a desire to help others
  • good attention to detail
  • ability to be on your feet all day
  • good monitoring capabilities to assess performance of yourself  and others to make improvements or take corrective action

Additional sonography skills include:

  • ability to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • strength to lift or position patients
  • good time management skills
  • good hand-eye coordination in order to obtain quality images
  • a passion for learning to stay abreast  of the field
  • a background in mathematics and science is helpful
Information on this page 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

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