Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
47%
risk level
POLLING
43%
Based on 34 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$83,740
or $40.26 per hour
Volume
41,340
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.8/10

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Automation risk

47% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

43% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 47% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 7.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists' was $83,740, or $40 per hour

'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists' were paid 74.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 41,340 people employed as 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists'.

Job description

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

SOC Code: 29-2035.00

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