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Working As A Radiographer Technologist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Radiographer Technologist Do

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images. 

Duties

Radiologic and MRI technologists typically do the following:

  • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment
  • Precisely follow orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image
  • Prepare patients for procedures, including 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
  • Work with physicians to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken
  • Keep detailed patient records

Healthcare professionals use many types of equipment to diagnose patients. Radiologic technologists specialize in x-ray and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Some radiologic technologists prepare a mixture for the patient to drink that allows soft tissue to be viewed on the images that the radiologist reviews.

Radiologic technologists might also specialize in mammography. Mammographers use low-dose x-ray systems to produce images of the breast. Technologists may be certified in multiple specialties.

MRI technologists specialize in magnetic resonance imaging scanners. They inject patients with contrast dyes so that the images will show up on the scanner. The scanners use magnetic fields in combination with the contrast agent to produce images that a physician can use to diagnose medical problems.

Healthcare professionals who specialize in other diagnostic equipment include nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic medical sonographers, and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists.

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How To Become A Radiographer Technologist

Radiologic technologists and MRI technologists typically need an associate’s degree. Many MRI technologists start out as radiologic technologists and specialize later in their career. Radiologic technologists must be licensed or certified in most states. Few states license MRI technologists. Employers typically require or prefer prospective technologists to be certified even if the state does not require it.

Education

An associate’s degree is the most common educational requirement for radiologic and MRI technologists. There also are postsecondary education programs that lead to graduate certificates or bachelor’s degrees. Education programs typically include both classroom study and clinical work. Coursework includes anatomy, pathology, patient care, radiation physics and protection, and image evaluation.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits programs in radiography. Completing an accredited program is required for licensure in some states.

High school students who are interested in radiologic or MRI technology should take courses that focus on math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics. 

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

MRI technologists typically have less than 5 years of work experience as radiologic technologists.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Radiologic technologists must be licensed or certified in most states. Few states license MRI technologists. Requirements vary by state.

To become licensed, technologists must usually graduate from an accredited program, and pass a certification exam from the state or obtain a certification from a certifying body. Certifications for radiologic technologists are available from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certifications for MRI technologists are available from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and from the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). For specific licensure requirements for radiologic technologists and MRI technologists, contact the state’s health board.

Employers typically require or prefer prospective technologists to be certified even if the state does not require it.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Radiologic and MRI technologists must follow exact instructions to get the images needed for diagnoses.

Interpersonal skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists work closely with patients who may be in extreme pain or mentally stressed. Technologists must be able to put the patient at ease to get usable images.

Math skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists may need to calculate and mix the right doses of chemicals used in imaging procedures.

Physical stamina. Radiologic and MRI technologists often work on their feet for long periods during their shift and they must be able to lift and move patients who need assistance.

Technical skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists must understand how to operate complex machinery.

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Radiographer Technologist Career Paths

Radiographer Technologist
Radiologic Technician CT Technologist
Lead CT Technologist
7 Yearsyrs
Radiologic Technician Technician Administrator
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Radiologic Technician Clinical Instructor Nurse Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
CT Technologist Lead Technician Director
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
CT Technologist Staff Technologist X-Ray Technician
Lead MRI Technologist
8 Yearsyrs
X-Ray Technician Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist
6 Yearsyrs
X-Ray Technician Clinical Instructor Nurse Manager
Director Of Clinical Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Mammography Technician Lead Technician Technical Manager
Chief Technologist
7 Yearsyrs
Mammography Technician Lead Radiologic Technologist
Radiology Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Mammography Technician Lead Radiologic Technologist Radiology Supervisor
Radiology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Radiation Therapist Staff Therapist Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Radiation Therapist Senior Radiation Therapist
Chief Radiation Therapist
7 Yearsyrs
Radiation Therapist Clinical Coordinator Nurse Manager
Department Director
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Controls Technician
Senior Radiologic Technologist
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Senior Technologist Chief Technologist
Imaging Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Computed Tomography Technologist Nuclear Medicine Technologist Staff Technologist
Senior Staff Technologist
6 Yearsyrs
Computed Tomography Technologist Nuclear Medicine Technologist Radiation Safety Officer
Supervisor Nuclear Medicine
7 Yearsyrs
Computed Tomography Technologist Lead Radiologic Technologist Radiology Supervisor
Director Of Radiology
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staff Radiographer 6.4 years
Arrt Technologist 6.2 years
CT Technologist 5.2 years
Staff Technologist 4.9 years
X-Ray Technician 4.8 years
Top Careers Before Radiographer Technologist
Internship 5.5%
Assistant 4.2%
Cashier 3.6%
Server 2.6%
Top Careers After Radiographer Technologist
Technician 3.4%
Instructor 2.0%

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Radiographer Technologist Demographics

Gender

Female

47.8%

Male

44.6%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.8%

Black or African American

10.7%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

80.0%

Amharic

6.7%

Polish

6.7%

French

6.7%
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Radiographer Technologist Education

Schools

Middlesex County College

8.0%

Weber State University

8.0%

University of Phoenix

6.9%

Idaho State University

6.9%

Ferris State University

5.7%

Saint Petersburg College

5.7%

Community College of Rhode Island

5.7%

Grand Rapids Community College

5.7%

College of DuPage

4.6%

Washtenaw Community College

4.6%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.6%

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

4.6%

James A Rhodes State College

4.6%

University of Saint Francis

3.4%

Mercy College of Ohio

3.4%

Trident University International

3.4%

Santa Barbara City College

3.4%

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

3.4%

Massachusetts Bay Community College

3.4%

Portland Community College

3.4%
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Majors

Medical Technician

41.1%

Military Technology

14.3%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

9.9%

Business

5.8%

Health Care Administration

4.4%

General Studies

2.6%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

2.3%

Computer Science

2.3%

Education

2.3%

Management

1.7%

Clinical Psychology

1.7%

Nursing

1.7%

Military Applied Sciences

1.5%

Medical Assisting Services

1.5%

Accounting

1.5%

Health Sciences And Services

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Fine Arts

1.2%

Psychology

0.9%

Biology

0.9%
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Degrees

Associate

45.5%

Other

17.8%

Bachelors

17.6%

Certificate

8.9%

Masters

6.3%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Radiographer Technologist

  1. Patient Care
  2. C-Arm
  3. Diagnostic Radiographic Procedures
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  • Assume responsibility for designated procedures, equipment and patient care.
  • Operate x-Ray and C-Arm equipment, expose and developed films, complete all paper work.
  • Experience in Diagnostic Radiographic procedures.
  • Created, Developed and implemented all aspects of the Radiology Department while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Provided full range of General Radiography exams and fluoroscopic procedures

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