What other jobs can a Sonographer do?
A sonographer is a medical professional trained in the use of specialized medical imaging equipment to create images of the body which can then be used to diagnose and treat medical conditions. While sonographers typically specialize in the interpretation of ultrasonic imaging, their valuable skillset can be applied to many other areas of the healthcare field. Here are some of the various other jobs that a sonographer might do:
- Radiographers who specialize in x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computed tomography (CT) scanner technicians
- Mammographer and mammography technicians
- Bone density specialists
- Echocardiographers who use sound waves to create images of the heart, its valves, and vessels
- Vascular technologists who use ultrasounds to take images of veins and arteries
- OB-GYN sonographers who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology
- Neonatal sonographers who take prenatal images and diagnose conditions before birth
- Ophthalmologists and optometrists who exam eyes and diagnose eye diseases
A sonographer’s skill set can also be used outside of the medical field. For example, they can make use of their imaging skills in fields such as aeronautical engineering, acoustics, and chemical engineering to help create new products and technologies.
Overall, a sonographer’s wide variety of skills are highly sought after in numerous industries; and their valuable training can be put to use in a countless number of ways.