Career Attributes

  • $65,983
  • 67,300
  • 3.1
  • 23.2%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Biology
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Overview

Diagnostic medical sonographers need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Employers prefer a degree or certificate from an accredited institute or hospital program. Colleges and universities offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in sonography. One-year certificate programs also are available, although these are usually useful only to those who are already employed in related healthcare jobs, such as nursing.

What are Diagnostic Medical Sonographers like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 146 Sokanu users

Are Diagnostic Medical Sonographers happy?

33%Happy

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 33rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

The most common degree held by Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is Biology. 20% of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers had a degree in Biology before becoming Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. That is over 6 times the average across all careers.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers % of population Multiple
Biology 20.0% 3.6% 5.6×

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Education Levels

66% of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers have an associate's degree. 17% of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers have a bachelor's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 0%
Associate's degree 66%
Bachelor's degree 17%
Master's degree 17%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $65,983
  • 67,300
  • 3.1
  • 23.2%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Biology
More Attributes