How to become a Sonographer| Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a sonographer

Help identify and diagnose medical conditions using ultrasonic equipment.

Pathways to this career

  1. Study an undergraduate sonography degree. An undergraduate degree in applied science or nursing are also common pathways.
  2. Complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.
  3. Advance your career or specialise in a particular area of sonography with a postgraduate medical imaging degree.

What does a sonographer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Answer patient questions
  • Maintain and prepare a range of sonography equipment
  • Operate sonography equipment
  • Report findings to other medical professionals such as physicians
  • Review and analyse images and evaluate them for quality

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