Last week I received an email from one of the reader who is interested to be a sonographer.
He was asking about the job opportunity and the salary.
After a few months working with distributor, I met a lot of doctors who were asking if I know any sonographer to offer a job.
From this, we can actually know, how good the job opportunities are. But the problem is, they always looking for an experience sonographer.
So, if you want to be a sonographer, make sure you get a job in a high workload places or have an initiative to do locumns to gain more experience.
The more the workload, the more exposure you get, the more better you will be!
This is what measures your ability, your skill to be a good sonographer as well as increase your salary margin.
Salary? Well for goverment hospitals, they never hire sonographers so, the doctors will do by themselves.
But, in the teaching hospital, yes, they do hire any MLT's or Science Officers as their sonographer. This is actually a good opportunity as you will ahve a free training and with high workloads, you can easily increase your skills and knowledge in Ultrasound.
So, in teaching hospital, the salaries are according to the goverment rate.
In the private hospitals, normally they will offer RM2500 for fresh graduate and you will have to work 6 days a week. For those with experience more than 5 years, they can demand for RM4500-6000.
Cardiac tech receive a higher salary up to RM7000.
So, what say you?