Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (29-2032)

Occupation description:  Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 123152 23.64 310
United States 67,30082,900 23.21,900 1,9005,360

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.4425.3729.73 35.7342.8549.07
Alaska 46.7638.7341.74 46.2952.6759.37
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 47.4739.0442.08 46.9754.3160.06

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12737 29.141.1 28.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation14
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS