Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit61.81%
  2. Private, not for profit28.73%
  3. State and local government4.20%
  4. Federal government3.26%
  5. Self-employed1.63%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,900

Military salary*

$83,924

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State-by-state Salary

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$93,650
$46,920
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Education

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • English Language
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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