Career Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Radiologic technologists held about 229,300 jobs in 2012. More than 60 percent of all jobs were in hospitals. Most other jobs were in offices of physicians; medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers; and outpatient care centers.

Also according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. Although hospitals will remain the principal employer of radiologic technologists, a number of new jobs will be found in offices of physicians and diagnostic imaging centers.

Workload expected:

Most full-time radiology technologists work about 40 hours a week; they may have evening, weekend, or on-call hours. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available.


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