Summary Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Ontario
Find key facts and figures about working as a diagnostic medical sonographer. The following information is applicable to all Medical sonographers (NOC 32122).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular and other medical disorders. They are employed in clinics and hospitals. Medical sonographers who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Ontario
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- Operate ultrasound imaging equipment to produce and record images
- Perform minor repairs and adjustments to equipment
- Monitor examination to evaluate quality and consistency of diagnostic images, and make adjustments to equipment, as required
- Supervise and train students or other medical sonographers
- Record, store and process scanned images by using camera unit connected to the ultrasound equipment
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