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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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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

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2021 - 2031)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,370

Military salary*

$59,264

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State-by-state Salary

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$95,960
$28,070
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 72%
  • Post-secondary certificate 16%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

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

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