Job Outlook & Careers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to increase by about 39 percent through 2022—much faster than average. As ultrasound technology evolves, it will become a more common method used to assist in diagnosing medical conditions, favored over more invasive procedures.
 
As of May 2014, the U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics listed the following wage information for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers nationally:
 
Percentile 10 percent 25 percent 50 percent 75 percent 90 percent
Hourly Wage $22.56 $26.85 $32.47 $38.18 $45.12
Annual Wage     $46,930     $55,850     $67,530     $79,410     $93,850
 
The majority of LCCC graduates are able to find employment in the field of sonography prior to or soon after graduation.