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If you want to put your tech skills to work in healthcare, here’s a high-growth opportunity.
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Radiologic technologists operate X-ray machines, digital mammography machines, computed tomography (CT) machines, as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and other types of medical imaging equipment. Their responsibilities include:
- Preparing the patient for the exam by explaining the procedure.
- Positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
- Setting controls on the machine to produce images of the appropriate density, detail, and contrast.
- Placing the x-ray film under the part of the patient’s body to be examined and make the exposure.
- Removing the film and developing it.
Radiologic technologists must follow physicians’ orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
A great career field for those who like people, technology, and science.
Radiologic technologists are on their feet for long periods of time and have to help or lift disabled patients. They may also be required to travel in long distances with their equipment. Although there are some radiation hazards, these are minimized by the use of lead aprons, gloves, and other shielding devices. In addition, technologists wear badges that measure radiation levels in their work area and detailed records are kept on their cumulative lifetime dose.
A career as a radiologic technologist could be right for you, if you:
- Like to work with people.
- Are interested in the human body.
- Enjoy working with technology.
- Are detail oriented.
- Like clear guidelines.
- Trust facts.
- Have good people and communication skills.
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