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Technologist, Radiologic
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesRadiologic technologists and technicians take x rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Some specialize in diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$52,200 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMost full-time radiologic technologists and technicians work about 40 hours a week. They may, however, have evening, weekend, or on-call hours. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Active Learning, Operation Monitoring, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Finger Dexterity, Speed of Closure, Visual Color Discrimination, Control Precision, Speech Recognition, Manual Dexterity, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Flexibility of Closure, Selective Attention, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension, Multilimb Coordination, Far Vision, Perceptual Speed, Depth Perception

InterviewsDennis Johnson