What does a Radiologic Technologist do?

Also known as Radiographers and Medical Imaging Technologists, these specialists produce digital images of parts of the human body used to discover a patient’s medical problem. They are also involved in injecting special fluids into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. These professionals may specialize in more specific imaging techniques such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine. After adequate experience, a Radiologic Technologist may work full-time to teach their skills to others.

Types of Radiologic Technologist Careers

Types of Radiologic Technology

  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • CAT Scan
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology Therapy
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Mammography 
  • Fluoroscopy

Types of Work Environments

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians' offices
  • Freestanding imaging centers
  • Mobile companies


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of radiologic technologist is approximately $70,240 per year. 

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