Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology

Radiologists use advanced equipment to provide potentially life-saving diagnoses. Your training in this nationally accredited radiology program prepares you to specialize in dozens of clinical areas. Advanced training is also offered for current radiological technologists who wish to update their skills.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300; www.jrcert.org).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

    Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

    Hourly Wage: $32.96

    Currently Employed: 96

    Projections:

    96 people are employed as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 13.54% over the next four years.

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  • Radiologic Technologists

    Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

    Hourly Wage: $26.58

    Currently Employed: 1123

    Projections:

    1123 people are employed as Radiologic Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.55% over the next four years.

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  • Radiologic Technicians

    Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.

    Hourly Wage: $17.95

    Currently Employed: 350

    Projections:

    350 people are employed as Radiologic Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 16.57% over the next four years.

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  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

    Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.

    Hourly Wage: $22.85

    Currently Employed: 245

    Projections:

    245 people are employed as Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 14.69% over the next four years.

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