Radiologist Technologist Salary
For Radiologist Technologists, hourly average wages total $19.97 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Radiologist Technologists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Radiologist Technologists (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Radiologist Technologist
Radiologist technologists work with a variety of patients and provide x-rays to patients with various health conditions. These x-rays produce images of bones, organs, tissues, and more, and some technologists specialize in one field that may include MRIs, CTs, and the like.Read More...
Radiologist technologists spend their days identifying patients' services, operating and providing proper readings from radiology equipment, maintaining necessary supplies, and ensuring that all technology is working properly. They work with a variety of patients and employees, including doctors, nurses, and surgeons, and work primarily inside health care settings ranging from hospitals to mental health care facilities.
Most corporations require an associate's or bachelor's degree for this position, as well as certification to provide proper x-rays and prior experience in an apprenticeship setting. The work of radiologist technologists is expected to grow in coming years, as will many aspects of the health care industry, and shifts can vary greatly in this position depending on the employer.
Radiologist Technologist Tasks
- Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
- Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
- Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
- As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.
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Pay by Experience Level for Radiologist Technologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Radiologist Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $42K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. As Radiologist Technologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $58K.