As a PRN radiology technologist, although you might not be conducting the actual surgery, you will stay play a vital role in the medical facility. Your purpose, in this capacity, will be to provide radiologic care to patients for the purpose of diagnosing or treating disorders. You will capture images of organs and tissues to help the doctors and surgeons focus on the problem area within the patient's anatomy.
Some of the duties and responsibilities that you will be performing in this capacity include using imaging equipment, positioning patients to make sure that unnecessary exposure is avoided and the final image is focused on the problematic area. Moreover, you will also perform administrative tasks and ensure image accuracy. Essential skills required for the successful completion of these tasks are attention to detail, communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and computer proficiency, along with technical skills.
To qualify for this position, you will need to be a high school graduate, although having an associate's degree in a related technical field may be given preference. In addition, you will also need to be a BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association and other similar licenses to keep working in this field. The average hourly pay for this position is $23.82, which amounts to $49,540 annually. This career is projected to grow in the near future and create new opportunities across the United States.