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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?
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 118 Sokanu users
Are Diagnostic Medical Sonographers happy?
Diagnostic medical sonographers rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 38th 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. 3% of diagnostic medical sonographers had a degree in biology before becoming diagnostic medical sonographers. That is over 1 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|
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Education Levels
|High school diploma||0%|
How to Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
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