$34.67
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an MRI Technologist is $34.67 per hour.

Job Description for MRI Technologist

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, creates images of soft tissue and organ systems for use by health care professionals. The MRI technologist operates the machines used in creating these detailed images. They work alongside other healthcare professionals to assist them and the patient in creating useful scans with which doctors can make assessments and develop a treatment strategy. An MRI technologist must possess not only the technical knowledge to operate the machinery, but also needs to know techniques to situate the patient so scans are most useful to physicians and specialists. MRI technologist must have an excellent bedside manner with patients of all ages; if the technologist is assigned to a particular age group, they may need to have particular skills interacting with that demographic.

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MRI Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Review and evaluate computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Explain procedure to patient, position and immobilize patient on exam table and observe during scan under direction of physician.
  • Operate magnetic resonance imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.

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Key Stats for MRI Technologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 50%