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- The field of Echocardiography is a rapidly growing sector in the healthcare job market. Echocardiographers enjoy a career that marries technical expertise with intense hands-on patient care, resulting in a highly rewarding profession. Echocardiographer.net has assembled the most current information on the Echo Tech job market and salary trends for Cardiac Sonographers. Echocardiographers are seeing great rewards in others ways as well—by receiving some of the best salaries in the healthcare field. Cardiac Sonographers and Diagnostic Imaging Technicians rank among the Top 10 best paid Associate Degree education level professions. More good news: the demand for highly skilled Echo Techs continues to grow at a rapid pace and pay rates are following the same trend. Hundreds of recruiters and online directories are now advertising open positions for Echocardiographers across the nation and the world. The need for Cardiac Sonographers has risen steadily over the last decade for a couple of major reasons:
- The rapidly aging population in the U.S. and the high incidence in this group of heart disease.
- The trend of replacing older radiology studies with safer, more cost-effective ultrasound technology.
- Employment of Cardiac Imaging Specialists is expected to rise another 26 percent by the year 2016.
The US Department of Labor reports this gain to be a much more rapid increase than the average occupation.
- Already Excellent Echo Tech Salaries are on the Rise…
Statistics from the US Department of Labor clearly demonstrate the rapid growth in the median Echocardiographer salary:
*In 2004 the median income for an Echocardiographer in the United States was $52, 490.
*By 2006, median annual income for U.S. Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers rose to $57, 160. The middle 50% earned between $48, 890 and $67, 670 per year. The entire 2006 Echocardiography salary range was from $40, 960 to $77, 520. Pretty impressive pay for a career that requires an average 18 months to 2 years of education!
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