Radiologist Technologist Hourly Rate

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 3 Radiologist Technologist votes.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $32.84  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $50.68  
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Bonus
$1,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,053 - $84,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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.

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.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %
Hourly Rate
$15 - $25
Hourly Rate
$42

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%

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