Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Take X-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Include technologists who specialize in other modalities, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance. Include workers whose primary duties are to demonstrate portions of the human body on X-ray film or fluoroscopic screen.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes. Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff. Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination. Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan. Position and immobilize patient on examining table. Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories. Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images. Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready. Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician. Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports. Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality. Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists. Provide assistance in dressing or changing seriously ill, injured, or disabled patients.
License: License not required.
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Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $17.50   Entry $36,402.00
Mean $23.42   Mean $48,702.00
Experience $26.37 Experience $54,853.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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