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What Radiologic Technologists Do

Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x-rays, on patients.

Work Environment

Most radiologic technologists work in hospitals. Some work in physicians’ offices or imaging clinics.

How to Become a Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic technologists typically need an associate degree. Technologists must be licensed or certified in most states; requirements vary by state.


The median annual wage of radiologic technologists was $54,340 in May 2010.

Job Outlook

Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Quick Facts: Radiologic Technologists
2010 Median Pay $54,340 per year
Entry-Level Education Associate degree
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2010 219,900
Job Outlook, 2010-20 28% growth rate

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