Radiologic Technology Program

Career Outlook

What does a Radiologic Technologist do?

    • Use radiation to produce images of the internal parts of a patient’s body
    • Use radiation to provide treatment for disease. Review physician’s instructions
    • Prepare patient for examination (physical assistance, verbal instructions, reassurance)
    • Position patient for x-ray procedure
    • Administer drugs and conduct venipuncture as necessary to make organs visible
    • Set/operate controls. May operate computerized head or body scanners
    • Some technologists operate ultrasound equipment and/or magnetic resonance imaging equipment
    • Process image (film and/or digital), prepare records. Make adjustments on machines.
    • Specialize in either diagnostic or therapeutic technology

Outlook for profession:

Experts are projecting faster than average growth for this career through 2018. Opportunities are best for multi-credentialed technologists and may be regional with some areas saturated ands other areas having a large demand.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11

Average pay:

    • Depends on employer, location, and job description
    • Area average $21.00 to $36.00 per hour plus benefits
    • Starting range $42,000 to $72,000 per year
    • California mean full-time income - $75,363 (source ASRT wage and salary survey 2010)


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