Would you like to be a part of a challenging, varied medical career field that's one of the fastest growing in the state? You might want to become a diagnostic medical sonographer if you have an aptitude for intellectually and technically challenging work and want a health career with high patient contact.
A diagnostic medical sonographer uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to visualize internal organs, soft tissue structures and vessels as requested by physicians to diagnose patients. Successful students are those who are persistent, independent thinkers.
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entry hourly wages for the following Diagnostic Medical Sonography jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy – nearly one-third of the total increase – through 2022. Fourteen of the top 20 fastest-growing jobs listed by CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, are in health care occupations.
Diagnostic imaging specialists are listed as a targeted occupation in Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ top local job openings, showing 680 job openings through 2017.
For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, CareerOneStop lists diagnostic medical sonographer as fourth in its 39 fastest-growing occupations and 11th in its top 36
careers with the most job openings through 2022. Positions are projected to increase by an incredible 46 percent through the coming decade.
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El Centro College
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is offered exclusively at El Centro College among colleges of DCCCD.
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This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit
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