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Sonography Schools

There are 252 accredited sonography schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of sonography classes at one of these schools, you play a iperative role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the sonography academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes sonography training at the following levels:

  • Sonography Certificate
  • Associates degree in Sonography
  • Bachelors degree in Sonography


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Sonographers

44,340 46,770 48,920 51,630 53,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 53,010 sonographers working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of sonographers has grown by 20%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Sonographers

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by sonographers was $64,380 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for sonographers in the US was 5% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Sonography

$57,160 $59,860 $61,980 $63,010 $64,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Sonographers' salaries have grown by 13% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Sonography Student enrollment growth by degree

1,877 2,880 2,854 3,381 1,777
271 383 405 416 424
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1,459 986 1,567 1,372 3,165
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Sonography
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Sonography
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Sonography
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Sonography
  • Grey: Certificate in Sonography

The career outlook for sonographers is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In 2006, 3,607 students graduated from sonography degree programs in the US. In 2010, 5,366 students graduated from sonography schools.

This represents a 49% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from sonography courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Sonography Programs offered Nationwide


While student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering sonography programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 180 sonography schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 252 schools.

Sonography Faculty Salaries

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