Medical Sonographers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Medical Sonographers

Medical Sonographers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Over half of all medical sonographers work at hospitals.

Major employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Medical laboratories

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow significantly. As the population ages, the demand for diagnostic imaging will increase. More doctors are turning to sonographs for images because they do not expose patients to radiation. More people with health insurance will also be seeking medical procedures such as sonography.

Hospitals will continue to be the main employers of sonographers. However, employment is expected to grow rapidly in doctors' offices. New jobs will also be created in medical labs, including diagnostic imaging centers. Facilities such as these are expected to grow rapidly because of the shift to outpatient care.

Medical Sonographers (CIS 100493)

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Illinois
2,531
Medium
&
12.1%
5.8%
>>>>
166
Few
  Champaign Area
59
Medium
&
13.6%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
45
Small
&
15.6%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
1,199
Medium
&
11.7%
5.6%
>>>>
79
Few
  Decatur Area
26
Small
&
11.5%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
94
Small
&
12.8%
9.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  Du Page County
215
Small
&
14.4%
5.4%
>>>>
15
Few
  Edwardsville Area
40
Small
&
15.0%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
17
Small
&
17.6%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
50
Medium
&
10.0%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
111
Small
&
13.5%
8.6%
>>>>
8
Few
  McHenry County
30
Small
&
10.0%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
57
Medium
&
12.3%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
41
Small
&
12.2%
3.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
136
Medium
&
11.8%
7.3%
>>>>
10
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
35
Small
&
20.0%
4.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
40
Small
&
15.0%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
82
Medium
&
11.0%
7.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
19
Small
&
15.8%
2.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Springfield Area
84
Medium
&
13.1%
4.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
61
Small
&
9.8%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Vermilion County
17
Small
&
23.5%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
64
Small
&
14.1%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
74,300
Medium
&
16.8%
3.7%
>>>>
5,100
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.