Do ultrasound techs/diagnostic medical sonographers have to be on call?

I am looking into becoming an ultrasound tech. I read an article that said they have a beeper and need to be on call ready to go to work on nights, holidays, and weekends. I have not read this anywhere else, and it seems strange because I was under the impression that they worked regular hours. Is this true?

Asked By: - 3/5/2012
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Yes, we absolutely do. Sonographers who work in hospitals work on call. Unless the hospital has someone working 3rd shift and weekends, and even then they would have people on "back-up call" in case it's too busy for one person. There are certain ultrasounds that are considered STAT and cannot wait until someone comes... More
Answered By: L22DMS - 3/6/2012
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Depends on where you work-a large hospital may staff 24/7. The smaller hospital I worked at had one on call and yes, we called her in all the time. There are almost no medical field jobs that can guarantee a 9-5, M-F work schedule. But an individual job has whatever hours they have.
Answered By: Diane A - 3/5/2012
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