Diagnostic Medical Sonographers :

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $65,370.00
Average Time to Fill 52 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 782
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 22.36 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Intellectual Risk-taking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Position patients for treatment or examination
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems

Getting Information

Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Gather medical information from patient histories
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect clinical data

Analyzing Data or Information

Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Take vital signs

Documenting/Recording Information

Prepare official health documents or records
Maintain medical facility records
Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images
Record medical history

Performing General Physical Activities

Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Clean medical equipment or facilities

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Registered Vascular Technologist
Medical Assistance
Patient/Family Education and Instruction

Related Licensing Requirements

Limited General Radiographer (18-0000000053)

General certification/licensure allows the technologist to perform all diagnostic radiographic procedures. To obtain this certification, the applicant must: Have graduated from a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) or the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Have satisfactorily completed the board-approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and be certified by the ARRT in diagnostic radiology. Complete an application form. More information on General and Limited certifications, including application materials, may be obtained directly from the Indiana Department of Health.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

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