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I am fascinated by Sonographers, Is that a lucrative career path.

Could you please provide me with some insight regarding this.

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Jonathan Wall


According to the BLS, diagnostic medical sonographers earned a median salary of $67,530 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent earned more than $93,850, while the lowest-paid earned less than $46,930. Areas of the industry that pay well include specialty hospitals, outpatient care centers and colleges, universities and professional schools. California tends to compensate well – specifically, the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

Due to the technical nature of the job, diagnostic medical sonographers earn more than those in many other health care support-related jobs, taking in an average salary of $68,390 in 2014. They earn a similar salary as registered nurses ($69,790), but take home more than radiologic technologists ($57,510), physical therapist assistants ($54,330) and medical equipment repairers ($48,540). Diagnostic medical sonographers earn less than nurse practitioners ($97,990) and physical therapists ($83,940).

Depending on what you mean by "lucrative", I'd say that earning close to $70,000/year with only an associates Degree its pretty lucrative!

Answered 5 years ago

Jonathan Wall