Sonographer salary update

It is no secret that the demand for employment in the allied health field has increased over the past few years and it is predicted that the increase will continue through, at least, 2016. This is great news for Ultrasound sonographers whether your modality is Echocardiography/Cardiac, Vascular, or General ultrasound.

Starting salaries will vary depending on location, environment, and training or skill level of potential employee. However, it has been reported, as recently as last month, that the salary for an ultrasound technician can be as high as $65,000.00 per year after only one year of experience; the hourly wage can be between $15.00 – $23.00. Naturally, to earn this salary, you must be registered. Hence, the more training received, the more marketable you are. So, if you have the opportunity to receive cross-training into an additional specialy while in school or practicing, go for it!!!

There are a few training options if considering ultrasound as a career. Training can be obtained by attending a traditional “brick-and-mortar” institution OR, now, you can enjoy the convenience of not having to deal with traffic or fight for a parking space. In addition, you can hold a fulltime job while completing training.

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John Sheldon RCS RVS

Echocardiography/Vascular Technologist since 2003.

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