Radiology Technologist Jobs
As a radiology technologist, you know there’s a lot riding on every image you generate. That’s a lot of responsibility, which is why Soliant specializes in finding rewarding radiology technologist jobs in some of the best hospitals and imaging centers throughout the country.
Demand is strong for professionals with your radiology skills and training, and it’s expected to grow even faster in the years ahead. Soliant can help you take advantage of the rising demand for your skills, with assignments that offer exceptional benefits in communities all over the country. No one offers more radiology technologist jobs, with more flexibility, than Soliant. Imagine the possibilities; then see where your skills take you. Search our jobs now.
Radiology Technologist Duties
A radiology technologist uses medical imaging machines to produce accurate images of organs, bones, tissues, and blood vessels. These images are then used to aide in the diagnoses process of a patient. Depending on the level of training, some radiology technologists even assist in administering radiation therapy treatment. Radiology technologists typically specialize in one area or discipline of imaging, such as sonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), mammography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. It is not uncommon for radiology technicians to specialize in multiple areas in order to promote a greater chance of employment. Since accurate imaging is sometimes the only physical evidence provided, your job as a radiology technologist is important in correctly diagnosing a patient. Since many of the imaging machines can be seen as intimidating, one of your main responsibilities is to ensure that patients are comfortable during the scanning process. Walking patients through the procedure and explaining any other tests you may conduct are useful strategies to keep them relaxed. Ultimately, your main goal as a radiology technologist is to provide accurate images and collaborate with other medical professionals to correctly diagnose a patient.
Radiology Technologist Education Requirements
Education requirements for radiology technologists vary by state, but an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree are the most common requirements. Most states also require radiology technicians to be licensed. In order to receive a license, most states require you to complete formal training dependent on the specific discipline you choose to enter. To gain an edge in the job market, many radiology technicians choose to purse more than one field of imaging, which requires multiple licenses. For a full list of the skills and competencies required for such a role, check out our radiology technician skills list.
Radiology Technologist Job Market
Between now and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment opportunities to grow 12 percent for radiology technologists. As the baby-boom population grows old, their chance of developing a medical condition that requires imaging increases as well. Therefore, an increase in radiology technicians will be needed to meet this imaging demand.