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Tina is the Director of Scientific Affairs at a diagnostic company. She received a bachelors of science in Medical Technology and then went to graduate school for Immunology. She says that she wishes she paid more attention to communication and public speaking in school.

Degree: Immunology - Medical Technology
Job Title: Director of Scientific Affairs

Job Summary: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Job Description

Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient's body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.

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Additional Info

Most employers prefer to hire sonographers who have professional certification, which can be recieved by graduating from an accredited program and passing an exam. Most exams relate to the specialty that the sonographer is most interested in. Typically, professional certification is required for licensure; other requirements vary by state. Sonographers must take continuing education to keep their certification current.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$45,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
40 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Hand-eye coordination, People skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

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