Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.
- Education requirements: Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree
- Soft skills: detail oriented, hand eye coordination and interpersonal skills
- Average annual salary: $64,000
- 3 in state schools: Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, OR), Eastern Oregon University (La Grande, OR), Institute of Technology (Salem , OR)
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