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Career Overview

Entry Level Education

Associate's degree

Patient Interaction

Very High

Body Fluid Interaction




Job Growth


Job Description:

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

What Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Do:

Diagnostic medical sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.

How to Become One:

Earn an associate or bachelor's degree in sonography or radiologic technology. Students also have the option to graduate with a degree in a related field, pursue a certificate program in diagnostic medical sonography, and then receive on-the-job training. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) offers diagnostic medical sonographers the opportunity to become certified.


Bluefield State College

Bridgevalley Community & Technical College

Marshall University

University of Charleston, Beckley Campus

West Virginia University Hospitals