Sonographer Salary, Pros&Cons, Benefits and Working Conditions

 Choosing a career can be quite a challenge especially for those who are just coming out of high school or facing this kind of situation for the first time in their lives.

Reasons for Being a Sonographer

  Many have found out the hard way that had they taken their time to learn a little bit more about their career choice, they would have made a much better choice and yielded more success than what they are experiencing now. Being happy and contented in one's career is very paramount to success not only in this job itself, but also in the overall enjoyment of life, true happiness and peace of mind. Many sonographers now will agree and attest to the fact that choosing a job in sonography, not only attracts some of the best job options with a vibrant jobs outlook, but also yields a lot of personal rewards from the fact that one is able to make a positive life-saving difference of the lives of many patients and their families.

Benefits & Salaries

 Sonography is a very wide field of medicine with several exciting career paths for those who are interested in establishing a long-term and rewarding career in healthcare medical field. One can decide to go into diagnostic medical ultrasound, general radiology or even nuclear medicine depending on one's natural interest or desire.

 One's remuneration package or salary as well as job options will definitely depend on their career path of choice, their level of education, experience, certification and even the location that one works in. Generally, the current average pay for diagnostic medical ultrasonographer is over $73,000 USD whatever the career path that they choose, and this figure is scheduled to increase with time. One can also specialize in breast sonography, cardiac sonography, gynecologic and obstetric sonography.

Working Conditions

working conditions
 Generally, a general sonographer is trained to use the specialized equipment used to direct or channel high frequency sound waves to various parts of the body for diagnostic purposes. This equipment collects all the echoes and in turn, forms images that are transmitted, photographed or videotaped for the purposes of diagnosing all kinds of physiological conditions in this area under observation. In this kind of environment, one can therefore see that sonographers work with very high-tech and expensive machinery all day long including ultrasound and radiology gadgets designed for various purposes. There is frequent interactions with cardiologists or heat doctors, nurses, the patients themselves and even other sonographers in the same department. Apart from stellar communications and strong multi-tasking skills needed here, one is also expected to have very sharp attention to detail as a minor error can cause disastrous effects.