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Radiologic Technology: Mission

Employment Opportunities

According to Occupational Outlook -- employment opportunities are expected to grow faster than average nationally.  Those with knowledge of more than one diagnostic imaging procedure -- such as CT, MR and Mammography -- will have the best employment opportunities. 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. Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging.

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

 

Where CSI Radiography Program Graduates Are Employed As Registered Technologists in Radiography

St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. Twin Falls, ID

Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Rupert, ID

Cassia Regional Medical Center, Burley, ID

St. Benedict's Family Medical Center, Jerome, ID

Gooding County Memorial Hospital, Gooding, ID

Elmore Medical Center, Mtn. Home, ID

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, Ketchum, ID

Northern Nevada Regional Hospital, Elko, NV

Providence Health Care, Portland, OR

Orthopedic and Rheumatology Associates, Davenport, IA

Primary Health, Meridian, ID

Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT