Career in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technologists perform x-ray examinations of patients for diagnostic purposes. Typical duties include:
• Position the patient and equipment to properly to demonstrate anatomy
• Prepare patients for procedures, including taking a medical history and answering questions
• Prepare and administer radiographic contrast for visualization of soft tissues.
• Shield patient from radiation exposure


RRCC does not offer formal job placement services, but enrolled students can seek assistance via the Career Success Center. To see current job placement rates for graduates of the program, please see Program Highlights.

Average Hourly Wages for Radiologic Technologists: $29-31/hr
Projected growth (2014-2024): Much faster than average
Projected job openings (2014-2024): 54,400

Career Paths

The following are career paths associated with radiologic technology. Some disciplines require continuing education, additional degrees, and/or on the job training. Visit the ARRT website for more information about requirements for these careers.

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Radiology Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technology Educator
  • Radiology Physician's Assistant
  • MRI technologist
  • CT technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Sonographer
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Cardiovascular Interventional technologist (CVIT)
  • Mammographer
  • Medical Imaging Department Manager/Director