Radiologic Technicians perform diagnostic imaging testing with x-rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans. There are several alternative names for a radiologic technician such as a radiology technologist, limited scope x-ray machine operator, and x-ray technician. The primary job of a technician is to properly administer x-rays, which includes following the many safety procedures required as well as walking the patient comfortably through the procedure.
Good communication skills are helpful to convey information to doctors and medical staff.
Specialized certifications are needed to perform mammograms, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, and sonograms.
Radiologic Technicians often work in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, or doctor’s offices.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Radiologic Technicians will increase by approximately 9% between 2018 and 2028.