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Ultrasound technicians, also known as diagnostic medical sonographers, operate machines called sonographic scanners that create images of patients' internal organs. Sonographers can work in physicians' offices, clinics or hospitals.

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Requirements for Ultrasound Tech Positions

Medical sonographers must have formal training, typically an associate's or bachelor's degree in sonography, though some certificate programs are also available. Employers prefer to hire ultrasound technicians who have earned industry certification from an organization such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). ARDMS offers registration based on passing exams on physical principles and instrumentation. Ultrasound technicians who pass the ARDMS exam receive the title of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS).

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Ultrasound technicians explain the procedure to the patient, along with programming and adjusting the scanner for the procedure. Provided that the sonographer is not making a video recording of the ultrasound images, he or she decides which still images, called sonograms, to capture and show to the physician for diagnostic purposes.

Medical Sonography Travel Job Description

An Ultrasound Tech helps diagnose patients concerns and ailments with a special machine that uses high-frequency sound waves to record images of internal organs. Ultrasound Techs also prepare the room for the examination and assist Radiologists when needed.

Ultrasound Tech Pay

According to Indeed, Ultrasound Techs are well compensated with an average salary of $78,884 per year. A Traveling Ultrasound Techs' salaries are even further enhanced by benefits including health insurance, housing, licensure reimbursement and a tax advantage plan. They also have the opportunity to earn referral bonuses... so refer your friends!