Diagnostic Medical Sonographers


Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
Also called: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Sonographer, Ultrasonographer

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • physics
  • psychology
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • MEDITECH software
  • Patient medical record software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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