Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist Salary
The average rate for a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist is $28.70 per hour.
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|$45,320 - $81,422|
|Hourly Rate||$21.43 - $36.72|
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Job Description for Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist
A computer tomography scan technologist works under a radiologist and operates cat scanners in order to gain cross-sectional, internal imaging of patients. This position is usually carried out in a private practice or a hospital. It is important to be able to carry out the job according to established protocol and to document all work correctly. The technologist will manipulate the images so that they can be easily interpreted by a radiologist.Read More...
It is essential to be able to communicate seamlessly with other medical staff and patients. It is essential to be compassionate toward patients, in order to help patients feel at ease and to help the scan process go smoothly. The CT scan technologist will also be tasked with keeping the area clean and organized and with preparing the medication needed for a scan. In addition to carry out patient scans, the CT scan technologist is often present during various procedures carried out by a radiologist. Periodic maintenance and occasional troubleshooting may have to be done on the CT equipment.
In addition to possessing a high school diploma, a computer tomography scan technologist should have graduated from an accredited radiology technology school. It is also essential to possess up to date, valid certification. Basic Life Support certification is also necessary. Much of the work is done under indirect supervision, so it is important to be independent and self-driven. There are both part-time and full-time positions, which may involve work during nights and weekends. Some positions may involve on-call hours.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist Tasks
- Perform an array of computerized tomographic scanner processes.
- Operate CT scanner to provide cross-sectional images and data for medical treatment and diagnosis.
- Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
- Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
- Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist
Pay by Experience for a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 53 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 74 salaries. A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 48 salaries.
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