Career Awareness

Sonographer

 Daily Tasks
Performs diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedures on patients, under the supervision of a radiologist. Sonographers review the patient history and clinical data, perform procedures and provide an oral or written summary of findings to the physicians.
 
 Skills/Talents
Communications skills, positive personality, human relations skills, multitasking, self-motivated, ability to work independently, ability to work with a team, professional image, respect diversity, flexibility, honesty and caring attitude towards people.
 
 Work Setting
Ultrasound procedure rooms on campus.
 
 Work Hours
Primarily day shifts, Monday-Friday. May require occasional nights and weekends. Also on-call requirements.
 
 Education
Graduate of an accredited sonography program.
 
 Qualifications
Candidates must become registered within six months of Mayo employment.
 
 Recommended High School Classes
College prep, computer applications, anatomy/physiology, advanced math, and advanced science
 

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