• Radiologic Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Radiologic technologists take x-rays and CAT scans or put nonradioactive materials into a patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. This occupation also includes technologists who specialize in other types of scanning.

    What do they typically do

    • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment
    • Prepare patients for procedures, taking a medical history and answering questions about the procedure
    • Protect the patient by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged
    • Position the patient and the equipment in order to get the correct image
    • Operate the computerized equipment to take the images
    • Review and evaluate developed x-rays and other information to make sure the images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes
    • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready
    • Keep accurate, detailed patient records

    Number of Jobs

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    Job Growth +1.3%
    Job Opening 523

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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