Radiologic Technologists & Technicians

realistic interests x-ray patient computer cat scans image data procedure equipment examination

Computed Tomography Technologist (CT Tech), Radiographer, Radiologic Technologist (RT), X-Ray Technologist (X-Ray Tech)

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.



  • medicine and dentistry

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • administrative services

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Medical software

  • MEDITECH software
  • Virtual reality computed tomography CT imaging software


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

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