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  • Radiologic Technologist

  • Radiologic technologists carry out exams using diagnostic imaging equipment such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans to help nurses and physicians diagnose and treat illness.

    According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, radiologic technologists earn approximately $65,000 a year.

    Job responsibilities:

    • Examinations of the skeletal system, the chest and abdomen.
    • Administering contrast to visualize the digestive and urinary systems.
    • Assist the radiologist (doctor who reads the x-rays) during more specialized contrast media procedures, such as those used to visualize the spinal cord (myelography) and the joint spaces (arthrography).

    Educational requirements:

    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Successfully complete a two year radiography program from an accredited school
    • Programs are most commonly sponsored by hospitals, community colleges and universities
    • Upon successful completion of an accredited program, you may be awarded a certificate, an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree and are eligible to take the national exam in radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
    • There are two accredited radiologic technologist programs in Rhode Island:

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