Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

5.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.50 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 56% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Radiologic Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% by 2031
'Radiologic Technologists and Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Radiologic Technologists and Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Radiologic Technologists and Technicians' was $61,370, or $29.50 hourly
'Radiologic Technologists and Technicians' are paid 34.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as radiologic technologists and technicians?

As of 2021 there were 216,380 people employed as Radiologic Technologists and Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.15% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 651 people are employed as Radiologic Technologists and Technicians.

Job description

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

SOC Code: 29-2034.00


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Smith (Could go either way) says
Technology might be better at noticing discrepancies compared to the normal, but the human touch will always be needed in the healthcare field to calm patients.
Mar 31, 2021 at 03:10 AM
Avaneesh Babu says
Radiologists do more than just read scans, they interpret and understand these x-rays and speak to patients. I know that IT is taking strands towards this level, but they cannot ever converse with humans with the same efficiency.
Nov 09, 2020 at 07:11 PM
Evolution says
AI is better in interpreting x-ray than human.
Jun 02, 2020 at 11:56 AM
Adrian says
Well that's the radiologists work, rad techs pretty much only work the modalities and patients to get a picture that the radiologist can describe.
Feb 13, 2021 at 03:46 PM
Keiko Taisho (Small chance) says
There’s no technology for the robots to work with the patients on a personal level
Dec 09, 2019 at 10:30 PM

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