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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Employment Outlook

A Need for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

The U.S. Department of Labor and statistics projects the growth rate for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to be faster than average for all occupations through the year 2012. The (BLS) has also listed the median annual income for sonographers as $48,660 in the year 2002. The average starting salaries in this area can expect to be around $39,500 annually and more depending on the amount of registries earned. On May 18, 2002 The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) posted a news release from The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics announcing an important change in the professional classification of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as being separate and distinct from the radiology technologist. Kevin Evans (SDMS president), stated that "Official government recognition of The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer as a unique provider of diagnostic healthcare services is an appropriate and long awaited outcome."

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