Sonographer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Sonographer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Medical Ultrasound
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Medical Imaging
  • Patient Safety
  • Vascular
  • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
  • Radiology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Hospitals
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Healthcare
  • Abdominal
  • Small Parts
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Healthcare Management
  • Medicine
  • Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
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Resume Skills: Sonography Specific

  • Pediatric
  • Neonatal
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular
  • Obstetrical
  • Abdominal Sonography

Resume Skills: Sonography Technologies

  • 3D/4D Ultrasound Machines
  • Doppler Sonography
  • Echocardiograms
  • Ultrasound Probes
  • Intravascular Ultrasound

Resume Skills: Diagnostic Techniques

  • Coronal Scanning
  • Transvaginal Scanning
  • Transrectal Scanning
  • Doppler Assessments
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures

Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

  • Sonographer's Suite
  • Ultrasonix SonixTablet
  • MedStreaming MPM
  • Merge Cardio
  • Q-path

Resume Skills: Medical Imaging Software

  • GE Healthcare Centricity Imaging
  • Ramsoft PowerServer
  • Watson Imaging Center
  • Cerner Radnet Radiology Information System
  • Merge Healthcare

Resume Skills: Standard Practices

  • 3D and 4D Sonography
  • Color Doppler
  • Duplex Doppler
  • Patient Record Keeping
  • Machine Calibration
  • Safety Procedures and Policies

Resume Skills: Clinical

  • Echocardiography
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Neurosonology
  • Vascular Technology
  • Breast Sonography

Resume Skills: Technologies

  • 6S Lean Methodology
  • Health Level-7 (HL7)
  • Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

Resume Skills: Ultrasound Equipment

  • GE Logiq e
  • Philips Epiq 7
  • Siemens Acuson Sequoia
  • Mindray M7
  • SonoSite M-Turbo
  • Voluson E10

Resume Skills: Software Experience

  • Radiology Information System (RIS)
  • Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS)
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Abdominal
  • Small parts
  • Vascular
  • Cardiac
  • Pediatric
  • Neurosonography

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (Fluent)
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Sample Sonographer Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2020 - Present
Lead Sonographer
Spearheaded a team of 5 sonographers, emphasizing on patient safety and healthcare management, resulting in a 30% increase in patient satisfaction scores
Introduced the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), improving the efficiency of storing and accessing patient images by 40%
Streamlined the use of advanced vascular and abdominal imaging techniques, elevating the precision of medical diagnosis by 20%
Restructured the electronic medical records (EMR) to Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) transitioning, boosting data accuracy by 25%
Implemented CPR and basic life support (BLS) training for the staff, leading to a 100% certified in-house team
ABC Health Center January 2015 - May 2020
Senior Sonographer
Led improvement in medical ultrasound techniques, enhancing the imaging quality by 15%
Obtained 100% certification for the team for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
Optimized department workflow that reduced patient wait time by 20%
Introduced sonography for obstetrics and gynecology, increasing department capability by 30%
Resume Worded August 2011 - December 2014
Leveraged medical terminology knowledge to improve patient consulting, increasing patient comprehension by 20%
Increased team efficiency by fostering continuous learning in medical imaging and radiology
Contributed to the transformation of hospital paper medical records to digital, ensuring faster and efficient data retrieval
Resume Worded Institute May 2020
Advanced Certification in Pediatric Sonography (CPS)
Part-time certification, coinciding with Lead Sonographer role at
Resume Worded University July 2011
Bachelor of Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Specialization in Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography
Recipient: Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
Sonography Specific Skills: Pediatric, Neonatal, Echocardiography, Vascular, Obstetrical, Abdominal Sonography
Sonography Technologies: 3D/4D Ultrasound Machines, Doppler Sonography, Echocardiograms, Ultrasound Probes, Intravascular Ultrasound
Diagnostic Techniques: Coronal Scanning, Transvaginal Scanning, Transrectal Scanning, Doppler Assessments, Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Software Proficiency: Sonographer's Suite, Ultrasonix SonixTablet, MedStreaming MPM, Merge Cardio, Q-path
Certifications: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
Leadership & Training: Mentored junior sonographers at ABC Health Center, trained staff on the use of 4D Ultrasound Machines
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Your Name
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
XYZ Hospital January 2021 - Present
Lead Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Established a stringent patient safety protocol, resulting in a significant 35% decrease in patient-related incidents
Introduced an advanced system for small parts imaging, improving diagnostic accuracy by 25%
Promoted continuous professional development leading to 100% team certification in American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
Implemented an effective information recording system using electronic medical records (EMR) and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) improving data management efficiency by 45%
Enhanced patient experience by ensuring the use of precise medical terminology for improved communication January 2016 - December 2020
Senior Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Implemented innovative medical ultrasound strategies resulting in a 20% enhancement in imaging quality
Orchestrated the use of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for improved imaging storage and retrieval, increasing department efficiency by 30%
Leveraged knowledge of radiology to optimize imaging techniques, leading to an improved diagnostic accuracy of 15%
Hosted CPR and basic life support (BLS) in-house training sessions enhancing nonspecific staff capabilities
Resume Worded September 2011 - December 2015
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Contributed to introducing obstetrics and gynecology ultrasonography services, boosting department diagnostic scope by 20%
Revamped patient data recording practices for superior handling of records, ensuring 100% regulatory compliance
Played a pivotal role in operational workflow enhancement initiatives leading to a 15% reduction in patient waiting time
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master's Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Specialized in Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography
Resume Worded Institute June 2008
Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology
Participated in an intensive clinical rotation program in various medical settings
Medical Imaging Software: GE Healthcare Centricity Imaging, Ramsoft PowerServer, Watson Imaging Center, Cerner Radnet Radiology Information System, Merge Healthcare
Standard Practices: 3D and 4D Sonography, Color Doppler, Duplex Doppler, Patient Record Keeping, Machine Calibration, Safety Procedures and Policies
Clinical Skills: Echocardiography, Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography, Abdominal Sonography, Neurosonology, Vascular Technology, Breast Sonography
Technologies: 6S Lean Methodology, Health Level-7 (HL7), Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM), Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
Certifications: Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (CDMS, 2011), Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS, 2016)
Professional Memberships: Member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since 2010
Volunteering: Provided free health checks in multiple community health days
Courses: Attended advanced course on Vascular Sonography by the Vascular Education Foundation
Your Name
Ultrasound Technologist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Lead Ultrasound Technologist
Instituted an advanced technology for vascular imaging, achieving a remarkable 30% increase in diagnostic precision
Initiated the transition to Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), ameliorating image storage and retrieval efficiency by 35%
Engineered the adoption of a refined electronic medical record (EMR) system, improving record management efficiency by 20%
Conducted regular in-house CPR and basic life support (BLS) training resulting in a certified staff
Spearheaded and achieved a 100% certification rate for the team in American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
QRS Health Institutes January 2013 - December 2018
Senior Ultrasound Technologist
Promoted improvements in ultrasound techniques leading to a 15% uplift in imaging quality
Ensured adoption of apt medical terminology for effective patient communication
Fostered a patient safety conscious team, achieving a significant 20% drop in patient-related incidents April 2007 - December 2012
Ultrasound Technologist
Introduced the use of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) for better data management, leading to a 20% improvement in record keeping
Played a key role in the establishment of the obstetrics and gynecology sonography services, extending the department's diagnostic capability by 25%
Contributed to initiatives to revamp patient record management, ensuring compliance with medical standards and regulations
Resume Worded Institute June 2012
Master of Science in Medical Ultrasound
Graduated with Distinction, Awarded 'Top in Class' for hands-on technique
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2006
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography
Part-time certification program while working at
Ultrasound Equipment: GE Logiq e, Philips Epiq 7, Siemens Acuson Sequoia, Mindray M7, SonoSite M-Turbo, Voluson E10
Software Experience: Radiology Information System (RIS), Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS), Microsoft Office Suite, MEDITECH
Techniques: Abdominal, Small parts, Vascular, OBGYN, Cardiac, Pediatric, Neurosonography
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Certifications: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
Continuing Education: Advanced Cardiac Sonography course (2021), Pediatric Sonography course (2017), Obstetric and Gynecologic Sonography course (2016)
Projects: Spearheaded the integration of a new PACS system at Resume Worded improving efficiency by 30%
Volunteering: Provided free health check-ups and ultrasound screenings at local community health drives
Your Name
Vascular Sonographer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Vascular Sonographer
Leading a team of 4 junior technologists, I improved patient waiting time by 25% through the implementation of efficient workflow strategies and superior echocardiography techniques.
Generated top-quality medical images, reducing the need for re-scans by 30%, leading to higher patient satisfaction and efficient use of resources.
Introduced a user-friendly, secure PACS system for quick access to patient images and data, improving diagnosis accuracy by 40%.
Implemented standard protocols, ensuring 100% compliance with hospital guidelines for patient safety and improved quality of patient care.
Spearheaded a training program for new hires, significantly increasing team efficiency and proficiency in using the latest vascular ultrasound technologies. April 2017 - December 2019
Vascular Sonographer
Improved the diagnostic accuracy of peripheral vascular examinations by 30% through my adept usage of modern ultrasound machines.
Created a precise, efficient reporting structure that saved the hospital up to 3 hours of daily administrative time.
Streamlined patients' clinical records, contributing to a 50% reduction in paperwork-related errors.
Mount Sinai Hospital June 2015 - March 2017
Junior Sonographer
Mastered the use of diverse medical imaging technology, contributing to a 20% increase in department efficiency.
Attained excellent patient feedback regarding my ability to explain complex medical procedures in layman's terms, thereby enhancing patient comfort.
Maintained electronic medical records with utmost accuracy, enabling a 100% accurate trace of all patients' information.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Science in Medical Sonography
Cum Laude, Top 10% of Graduating Class
Resume Worded Institute May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Merit Scholar, Specialized in Vascular Sonography
Technical Skills: Duplex ultrasound, Transesophageal echocardiograms, Carotid duplex, Doppler tests, Abdominal vasculature, Selective coronary angiography
Hardware: Philips iU22, GE LOGIQ 9, Toshiba Aplio 500, Alpinion E-CUBE 15, Hitachi Noblus, Canon Aplio i800
Software: Vascular Imaging Software, EPIC Systems, PACS, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Microsoft Office
Certifications: Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Vascular Sonography Certification (ARDMS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Awards: Sonographer of the Year - Resume Worded (2021), Excellence in Practice Award - (2018)
Workshops & Seminars: Advanced Vascular Imaging Workshop (2020), Clinical Cardiac Sonography Seminar (2017)
Your Name
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Johns Hopkins Hospital May 2020 - Present
Senior Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Supervised a team of 6 sonographers, decreasing patient wait time by 35% by optimizing the appointment schedule.
Incorporated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) training for the team, escalating the safety index by 80%.
Launched a digital platform for secure sharing of medical ultrasound results with doctors around the globe, improving diagnosis discussions and medical research contributions.
Resume Worded February 2016 - April 2020
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Achieved a 40% increase in diagnostic accuracy due to my meticulous attention to detail and utilization of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology.
Initiated an advanced data classification system for PACS, significantly enhancing data retrieval speed and work efficiency.
Implemented a HIPAA compliant, electronic medical record system, ensuring 100% information security and patient privacy. August 2013 - January 2016
Clinical Sonographer
Executed over 200 echos per week with utmost accuracy, thereby increasing department efficiency.
Assisted in the launch of a quality improvement initiative, leading to an 18% overall increase in patient satisfaction scores.
Educated over 1000 patients on ultrasound procedures, contributing to less patient anxiety and better cooperation.
Resume Worded University July 2013
Master's in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Specialized in Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Concentration in Vascular Sonography
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Diagnostic Imaging: Abdominal, Breast, Obstetrical and Gynecological, Musculoskeletal, Small Parts, and Vascular Sonography
Sonography equipment: GE Logiq E9, Philips Epiq, Siemens Acuson Sequoia, Hitachi Noblus, Canon Xario 200
Software: Sonography Image Archiving, 3D/4D Imaging software, PACS systems, EPIC
Certifications: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Fetal Echocardiography (FE), Pediatric Sonography (PS)
Certifications: Certification in Breast Sonography (April 2020), Pediatric Echocardiography Certification (June 2017)
Professional Membership: American Institute of ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography(SDMS)
Research: Published five articles on growth in use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in emergency medicine in the Sonography Journal
Volunteering: Provided sonography services during medical missions to Guatemala (2018 and 2019)
Your Name
Cardiac Sonographer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cleveland Clinic March 2022 - Present
Senior Cardiac Sonographer
Performing more than 50 echocardiology procedures per day, I increased department productivity by 35%.
Implemented and maintained a standardized protocol for the use of echo machines, enhancing consistency and quality of care.
Initiated an in-service training program for BLS and CPR, decreasing critical emergencies by 75%.
Successfully introduced the ARDMS certification program for the team, upping the professional standard of the hospital.
Resume Worded September 2018 - February 2022
Cardiac Sonographer
Increased accuracy in cardiovascular diagnosis by 45% through high-quality imaging techniques.
Conducted clinical research on cardiovascular diseases, contributing to improved patient care and treatment success.
Rolled out a healthcare management system, accelerating patient service delivery by 50%. June 2016 - August 2018
Junior Sonographer
Mastered the skill of vascular and cardiac ultrasound, effectively assisting in the diagnosis of over 2,000 cases.
Implemented an EMR system reduction field errors by 20%, thereby increasing the precision of data.
Facilitated patient scheduling, reducing delay in service delivery by 15% while managing an influx of over 100 patients daily.
Resume Worded Institute August 2021
Advanced Certification in Cardiac Sonography
Focused on advanced echocardiographic techniques.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Specialized in Cardiac Sonography
Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Sonography Software: EPIC Radiant, Merge Cardiology, Medstreaming, QLab
Sonography Techniques: 2D and 3D Echocardiograms, Doppler Ultrasound Techniques, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Stress Echo
Additional Clinical Skills: IV insertion, BLS and ACLS protocols, Electrocardiography
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society of Echocardiography (Committee Member), Volunteered at Heart Gala Charity Event
Awards: Echo Tech of the Year, Resume Worded (2020)

How do I add skills to a Sonographer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Sonographer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Vascular, Patient Safety and American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Basic Life Support (BLS) and Medical Ultrasound.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Radiology, Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Medical Imaging - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Abdominal Imaging, Medicine and Hospitals - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Sonographer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Sonographer Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Sonographer job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Sonographer Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top skills you should add to your Sonographer resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Sonographer resumes:

  • Medical Ultrasound
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Medical Imaging
  • Patient Safety
  • Vascular
  • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
  • Radiology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

How do resume skills compare between a Cardiac Sonographer and a Vascular Sonographer?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Cardiac Sonographer positions include:

  • Echocardiography
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Medical Ultrasound
  • Patient Safety
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Imaging
  • Healthcare

In comparison, skills we see on Vascular Sonographer resumes include:

  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Radiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
  • Inpatient Care

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