When you choose a career as a Radiologic Technologist, it’s a commitment not only to helping improve the lives of others, but also to strengthening your future, while setting substantial goals for yourself.
At Marion Technical College, we provide you with the tools you need to achieve the career you deserve, and radiologic technology is just one of many key programs we offer. Here, we give a comprehensive overview of what a career in radiologic technology can provide you.
A Career Filled With Options
Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, are responsible for performing diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. This profession begins with general practice in x-ray and diagnostic imaging. But it offers many specialty advancements beyond that such as, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Oncology/Radiation Therapy; these are some of the career specialties available to Radiologic Technologists.
There are even instances where radiologists are needed for crime scene investigations and archeological excavations. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Going far beyond the standard x-ray, radiologic technologists also have the opportunity to develop invaluable technological skills by working with state-of-the-art imaging devices, like MRIs and CT scanners. Acquiring these skills can directly affect your career options, including salary ranges and the ability to work at world-renowned institutions.
Radiologic Technologists By the Numbers
The need for skilled radiologic technologists has increased in recent years. With this demand comes an increase in salary and other compensation options. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Number of total employed radiologic technologists: 195,590 (national); 12,810 (Florida)
- Highest concentrations of radiologic technologists jobs:
- Rochester, MN (5.45 positions per thousand)
- The Villages, FL (3.94 positions per thousand)
- Rome, GA (3.86 positions per thousand)
- Industry with the highest published employment: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (114,120 total employed)
- Industry with the highest concentration of employment: Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (6.21 percent of industry employment)
- Top paying industry: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing ($73,360 average salary)
- Salary ranges: $38,110 – $81,660 (national), $38,082 – $58,980* (Florida)
Get Started Today
It’s never too late to get a jumpstart on your career as a radiologic technologist. With MTC’s help, you can achieve your goals at a pace that accommodates your lifestyle.
Are you ready to take the steps towards a better future? The application deadline for all spring 2017 MTC programs is December 1, 2016, or until classes are filled. For more information about MTC’s available programs, check out our course catalog, or call (352) 671-7200.
SOURCES: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015