• Radiologic Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 57,180
    $41,000 range bar $78,410
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.9%
Job Opening 510

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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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