Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

6.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $37.37 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 48% (Start worrying)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' job openings is expected to rise 14.7% by 2031
'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' was $77,740, or $37.37 hourly
'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' are paid 69.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as diagnostic medical sonographers?

As of 2021 there were 78,640 people employed as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within the United States.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Job description

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. Includes vascular technologists.

SOC Code: 29-2032.00


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Rick (Small chance) says
Sonography is very operator dependent.
Sep 29, 2019 at 08:04 AM
Sean (Small chance) says
Ultrasound is tech dependant
Jul 02, 2019 at 12:15 AM
Suzanne Dwyer says
It is when AI and robotics comes together, and scan a patient is when Sonographers will becomes a thing of the past. AI will take over Radiologist jobs in the next couple years. AI can be programmed to view thousands of images per second and can identity pathogens at high rate of success.
Sep 28, 2019 at 08:51 PM

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