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Occupational Report for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (29-2032) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

Employment Outlook for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers There are 23 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 23 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
OB Technician 7/25/14 Newport
Echocardiography Technologist (Adult Cardiac Sonographer) 7/25/14 Portland
Ultrasound Technologist (Sonographer) 7/25/14 Portland
Ultrasound Tech - Registered, Req #24989 7/24/14 Albany $31.32/hr to $46.00/hr DOE
Sonographer - Clinics 7/22/14 Portland
Ultrasound Technologist (Sonographer) 7/18/14 Portland
Echocardiography Technologist (Adult Cardiac Sonographer) 7/18/14 Portland
Ultrasound Technologist 7/18/14 Portland
Ultrasound Technologist (Per Diem) 7/1/14 Florence $29.23/hr
Vascular Sonographer - Vascular Surgery 6/29/14 Bend
Cardiac Sonographer/Echo Tech - Echocardiography 6/27/14 Bend
Ultrasound Technologist 6/26/14 Portland
High Risk OBGYN Sonographer 6/19/14 Clackamas
SONOGRAPHER, DIAG ULTRA-HRISK On call 6/19/14 Clackamas
Ultrasonographer I (9602) 6/2/14 Bay Area DOE
Ultrasound Tech Travel Job in Portland, OR 5/20/14 Portland
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/20/14 Albany
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/20/14 Corvallis
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/20/14 Corvallis
Sonographer - Clinics 4/18/14 Portland
Sonographer 4/8/14 Gresham
Ultrasound Technologist/Sonographer-72103 12/5/13 Hillsboro
Ultrasound Tech - Registered, Req #21244 7/12/13 Albany $29.52/hr to $43.36/hr DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 26 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Ultrasound Technologist (sonographer) 7/23/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Echocardiography Technologist (Adult Cardiac Sonographer) 7/23/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
CARDIAC (ADULT and/ or PEDIATRIC)Sonographers! 7/22/14 Medical Testing NOW
Sonographer - Clinics 7/20/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
OB Technician 7/11/14 Newport Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital
Sonographer 7/11/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Ultrasound Tech Assistant (No Experience Necessary) (FNJ2945Z) 7/7/14 Portland
Vascular Ultrasound Technologist - Hospital Job In Lebanon OR 7/6/14 Lebanon AHC-Staffing
Cardiac Sonographer/Echo Tech - Echocardiography 6/26/14 Bend Bend Memorial Clinic
Staff Sonographer (RDMS Certified)-3260 6/24/14 Portland Adventist Medical Center
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK- Float 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK On call 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK- Float 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK- Float 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK On call 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK On call 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK- Float 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
SONOGRAPHER DIAG ULTRA-HRISK On call 6/18/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Vascular Ultrasound Technologist 6/7/14 Medford Rogue Valley Medical Center
Ultrasound Tech 6/6/14 Hermiston Good Shepherd Medical Center
Ultrasonographer I (9602) 6/2/14
Ultrasound Technologist 5/23/14 Medford Providence Health & Services
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/17/14 Corvallis Sam Health
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/17/14 Corvallis Sam Health
Ultrasound Tech Reg 5/17/14 Albany Sam Health
State of Oregon License Information for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $32.23 $36.66 $41.24 $45.44 $50.95 $40.77 $84,809
Multnomah / Washington 33.46 38.17 42.41 46.73 53.92 42.35 88,089
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 32.60 36.63 40.69 44.12 46.21 39.67 82,522
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 30.88 35.00 40.44 44.84 48.55 39.38 81,898
Lane 31.45 33.59 37.11 42.42 46.01 37.69 78,382
Douglas 38.57 41.44 46.40 51.71 55.66 45.57 94,776
Jackson / Josephine 30.36 33.85 39.09 43.16 45.60 37.81 78,643
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 31.64 35.86 39.55 43.01 45.08 37.98 78,991
Clackamas 32.24 35.96 40.63 44.40 46.72 39.79 82,761
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Regional Employment Projections for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 469 648 179 38.2% 18 7 25
Multnomah / Washington 208 295 87 41.8% 9 3 12
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 65 92 27 41.5% 3 1 4
Clackamas 37 48 11 29.7% 1 0 1
Jackson / Josephine 30 42 12 40.0% 1 0 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 28 40 12 42.9% 1 0 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 25 33 8 32.0% 1 0 1
Lane 25 34 9 36.0% 1 0 1
Douglas 18 25 7 38.9% 1 0 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9 11 2 22.2% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 8 11 3 37.5% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 8 9 1 12.5% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 6 8 2 33.3% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 469
Total All Industries Private 422
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 422
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 157
Offices of Physicians Private 93
Outpatient Care Centers Private 19
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 45
Hospitals Private 263
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 263
Total All Industries Local 47
Educational Services Local 30
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 30
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 17
Hospitals Local 17
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 17
Educational Requirements for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers The typical entry level education for this occupation is an Associate's degree. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Skills for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Administer Ct Scans
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Human Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge
  • Apply Mathematics To Statistical Modeling
  • Apply Medical Theory To Radiology
  • Apply Medical X-Ray Procedures
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Methods
  • Assist In Examining And Treating Medical Patients
  • Calculate Medical Diagnostic Test Results
  • Collect Clinical Data
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Inject Non-Radioactive Material For Patient Radiological Tests
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Maintain Medical Diagnostic Equipment
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Magnetic Resonance Imagining (Mri) Equipment
  • Operate Ultrasound Equipment
  • Perform Noninvasive Medical Diagnostic Techniques
  • Perform Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Tests
  • Perform Ultrasound Tests
  • Prepare Patients For Exams, Treatments, Or Tests
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Precision Medical Diagnosis Machines And Instruments
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801
Phone: (541) 885-1000
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Linn-Benton Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Radiologic Technologists 67%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 60%
Cardiovascular Technologists And Technicians 55%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 49%
Radiation Therapists 48%
Orthotists And Prosthetists 36%
Health Technologists And Technicians, All Other 35%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 35%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 34%