Employment

Radiologic technologists held about 214,700 jobs in 2008. About 61 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.

Job Outlook*

Employment is projected to grow faster than average. Those with knowledge of more than one diagnostic imaging procedure—such as CT, MR, and mammography—will have the best employment opportunities.

 

 

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Washington
4,324
&
19.5%
15.3%
>>>>
153
  Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties
199
&
16.1%
11.9%
>>>>
6
  Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman Counties
124
&
16.9%
13.6%
>>>>
4
  Benton and Franklin Counties
218
&
25.2%
20.4%
>>>>
9
  Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties
230
&
14.8%
15.3%
>>>>
7
  Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties
290
&
28.6%
19.9%
>>>>
13
  Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties
205
&
14.1%
14.0%
>>>>
6
  Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties
202
&
16.3%
16.6%
>>>>
7
  King County
1,396
&
16.1%
14.5%
>>>>
44
  Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania, and Yakima Counties
215
&
17.7%
11.6%
>>>>
7
  Pierce County
313
&
16.0%
16.5%
>>>>
10
  Snohomish County
402
&
18.2%
17.6%
>>>>
14
  Spokane County
526
&
30.4%
14.9%
>>>>
25
United States
214,660
&
17.2%
10.1%
>>>>
6,800

 

Wage and Job Outlook Information for the local area were provided by WOIS/The Career Information System at:

http://www.wois.org/use/occs/viewer.cfm?occnum=100129#eo

For more information please reference the United States Department of Labor at:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm

State Employment

According to licensing information from the State of Washington at the time this occupation was updated, there are about 5,827 radiologic technologists licensed by Washington State. Some may live out of state.

State Outlook

Between 2009 and 2019, it is estimated that there will be 85 openings annually due to new positions and 68 openings annually from workers leaving this occupation.

The demand for radiologic technologists, especially at stand-alone imagining centers, is expected to continue to increase. Imaging centers are becoming more popular with technologists since they often offer higher pay and better hours while requiring less strenuous physical duties than in a hospital setting. However, technologists who work in hospitals generally gain experience with more kinds of imaging equipment than workers in stand-alone centers. Job opportunities should be best for technologists who have a broad range of skills and knowledge of the latest diagnostic equipment.

Earnings

The median annual wage of radiologic technologists was $52,210 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $42,710 and $63,010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,100, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,970. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of radiologic technologists in 2008 were:

 

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

Related Occupations

Radiologic technologists operate sophisticated equipment to help physicians, dentists, and other health practitioners diagnose and treat patients. Workers in related healthcare occupations include:

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

Diagnostic medical sonographers

Nuclear medicine technologists

Radiation therapists

Other Resources

We have provided you with information on the profession so that you can make an educated decision about joining the Radiology Science Program at TCC. If you are interested in finding out more about the profession, please refer to the following resources:
American Society for Radiology Oncology
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
800.962.7876
703.502.1550
http://www.astro.org 

 

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
15000 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
800.444.2778
505.298.4500
http://www.asrt.org 

 

Explore Health Careers: Allied Health Professions
http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Field/1/Allied_Health_Professions

 

GetTech
http://www.gettech.org 

 

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
3558 Habersham, Building I
Tucker, GA 30084
404.315.1739
http://www.nmtcb.org/ 

 

Radiological Society of North America
820 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523
800.381.6660
630.571.2670
http://www.rsna.org/ 

 

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
http://careercornerstone.org/ 

 

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55120
651.687.0048
http://www.arrt.org 

 

 

 

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