Medical Ultrasound Technologist

Produce images of the human body through medical imaging devices such as ultrasounds and sonographs. These images help define or confirm the diagnosis made by a specialist as well as identify the appropriate treatment for the patient.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Math - Grade 12

Academic Chemistry - Grade 12

Academic Biology or Physics - Grade 12

Other academic subjects

Letter of intent

Curriculum Vitae

Daily tasks

  • Greet the patient to put them at ease during the medical examination
  • Use, supervise and maintain various ultrasound equipment to obtain images of the human body
  • Prepare the examination reports of patients with a cardiac, abdominal, or vascular illness or who are pregnant
  • Record, document and archive the images obtained in the patient's medical file
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team
  • Control the imaging devices to ensure a clear, quality image during the examination

Required skills

  • Been an observer
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$36,14 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $75 171

Min hourly rate: $28,00 / h ($58 240)

Max hourly rate: $41,18 / h ($85 654)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

Carreers list

Acupuncturist

College diploma
Average salary  60 008 $

Audiologist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  84 365 $

Chief of staff

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  93 600 $

Continuing Care Assistant

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  37 232 $

Dental Assistant

Professional certificate
Employment outlook  
Average salary  43 680 $

Dental hygienist

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  68 640 $

Dentist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  115 045 $

Dietitian

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  69 306 $

General physician

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  176 426 $

Kinesiologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  52 062 $

Licensed Practical Nurse

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  51 064 $

Massage Therapist

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  56 659 $

Medical Office Administrator

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  42 765 $

Medical Records Technician

College diploma
Average salary  55 744 $

Medical Ultrasound Technologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  75 171 $

Nurse

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  78 520 $

Optometrist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  52 333 $

Paramedics

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  53 310 $

Pharmacy Technician

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  93 725 $

Physiotherapist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  74 880 $

Psychologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  85 280 $

Radiation Technologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  67 683 $

Respiratory Care Therapist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  64 480 $

Social worker

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  64 002 $

Speech-Language Pathologist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  84 365 $