|Salary||$41,636 - $83,658|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,014|
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|$48,043 - $83,915|
|Hourly Rate||$23.33 - $39.73|
|Overtime||$32.65 - $58.80|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,014|
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Job Description for Echocardiographer
The primary role of the echocardiographer is to perform high-quality ultrasound images of the heart. The echocardiographer usually works in a hospital or health center, and many work on-call in a rotating schedule. Tasks performed by an echocardigrapher include performing echocardiograms and exercise echocardiogram examinations; these echocardiogram examinations include color flow mapping, cardiac doppler imaging, and 2-D m-mode, and they are performed without the assistance of a cardiologist. An echocardiographer generally works under the direction of the department director and the medical director.Read More...
To work as an echocardiologist, an individual must be credentialed through an organization, usually the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). For pediatric echocardiography, an RDCS Pediatric credential is required. Skills required to be an echocardiologists include the ability to obtain complete anatomical and blood flow information, understand normal and abnormal anatomy, be able to recognize structural and functional abnormalities, and obtain comprehensive cardiac imaging and general clinical information. They must also be skilled in operating equipment, troubleshooting technical problems, and interacting with patients, physicians, and other personnel. The ability to bend, crouch, twist, and hold awkward positions for several minutes, push equipment weighing approximately 400 pounds, and use fine motor skills are also required.
- Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
- Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
- Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure.
- Operate cardiac ultrasound, dopper and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive.
Popular Skills for Echocardiographer
Survey results imply that Echocardiographers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Ultrasound, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sonography. Those proficient in Cardiology are, more often than not, also skilled in Vascular.
Pay by Experience Level for Echocardiographer
Pay by Experience for an Echocardiographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Echocardiographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Echocardiographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Echocardiographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 204 salaries. An Echocardiographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 108 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Echocardiographers will find that Augusta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 13 percent. Echocardiographers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), Chicago (+2 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Echocardiographer's salary, with Pittsburgh Echocardiographers earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Dallas (20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).
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