Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary
Pay for Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $27.45 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$43,798 - $86,996|
|Total Pay (||$46,245 - $82,392|
|Hourly Rate||$21.86 - $36.75|
|Overtime||$30.10 - $53.79|
|Total Pay (||$46,245 - $82,392|
Job Description for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist
Special procedures radiology technology is a specific sub-set of radiographic technology. Special procedures radiology technologists are responsible for assisting physicians and other clinicians as they perform procedures such as X-ray guided cardiac catheterizations, cardiac ablations, cardiac stinting, cardiac balloon placement, and diagnostic studies involving the use of dyes or contrast materials. These procedures are invasive, meaning that entry is made into veins or arteries with the infusion of a dye or contrast. These procedures are always done using sterile techniques in an operating room or surgical suite. The special procedures radiology technologist may also be expected to prepare for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving the area to be operated on.Read More...
To work as a special procedures radiology technologist, one must possess a two-year radiographic technologist degree or equivalent and be certified by the overseeing organization for that field, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). In addition, these technologists often have completed a certificate course in that area or have achieved the same status through on-the-job clinical training. Special procedures radiology technologists must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, work well on their own, and work well in a team setting.
Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Tasks
- Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
- Review for clarity developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information for diagnostic purposes and physician interpretation.
- Explain procedure and monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
- Perform specialized procedures; interventional and angiography procedures using digital and conventional techniques.
- Operate radiologic and magnetic imaging equipment.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $55K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Special Procedures Radiology Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $71K.
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