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Radiologic Technology Careers & Certification

Radiologic technology is a career that requires close, personal, one-on-one interaction with patients. Radiologic technologists are primarily employed at hospitals, but employment in physician's offices and diagnostic imaging centers is increasing due to a shift toward outpatient care whenever possible.

Demand for radiologic technologists is growing, particularly for technologists who are willing to relocate and are trained in more than one diagnostic procedure such as CT, MRI and mammography.

The median annual salary for radiologic technologists is $54,340, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Certification Required for Employment

Radiologic technologists must be certified to gain employment. To be certified, you must graduate from an accredited program and pass a certification exam. Radiologic technologists also must take continuing education to keep their certification current. Learn more about certification in the radiologic technology curriculum.