Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

7.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $36.50 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 21% (No worries)

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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 19% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' was $75,920, or $36.50 hourly
'Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' are paid 81.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 73,920 people employed as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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