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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Also called: Chief Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (Chief MRI Technologist), Magnetic Resonance Imaging Director, MRI Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist), Staff Technologist

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
  • Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$68,420
$47,960
$95,890

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