There has been a shortage of qualified Sonographers across Australis for some time. AIHE came across some statistics which beg to ask the question why there arent more applying for this qualification? Is it because of the pre-requisite of another qualification?
The following shows some insight.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business surveyed employers who had recently advertised for sonographers in the following areas: public hospitals, private hospitals, private practices and medical imaging clinics.
The methodology underpinning this research is outlined at Skill Shortage Research Methodology | Department of Jobs and Small Business - Document library, Australian Government
From a Clinical Placement site-