Educational Requirements Trade schools. “Residency” Everest Institute, Kaplan University, Bryant and Stratton College. Waiting list Classes in anatomy and physiology, patient care procedures, radiation physics, radiation protection, imaging principles, medical terminology, medical ethics, radiobiology, and pathology. Certification
Career Availability Angiography Radiologic assistant. 214,700 jobs in 2008. 61 percent of all jobs were in hospitals. 251,700 jobs in 2018. Radiologic specialists, performing CT or MRI scans.
Statistics Medical and diagnostic laboratories $55,210 Federal Executive Branch 53,650 General medical and surgical hospitals 52,890 Outpatient care centers 50,840 Offices of physicians 48,530 $52,210 in May 2008 Lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,100, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,970. Work in hospitals or doctors offices. physicians' offices and diagnostic imaging centers.
Famous People… Peter Dazeley: currently working on several projects including X-ray. No famous x-ray technicians.
Career Logistics Take photographs using radiological technology. This helps radiologists. The job outlook is expected to be better than average through 2016. 40-hour weeks some overtime. May be on call. Work day, evening, or night shifts. 8 hour shifts usually.
Personal Reaction… It would be a cool job to have, taking pictures to help people, but for a long term, career, I think it might be repetitious and not very fulfilling.
Work cited Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm X-Ray Technologist Schools. Edu-Search Network, Inc, 2010. Web. 23 Mar. 2010..