What does a CT Tech do?

CT technologists perform tests and procedures using computerized tomography (CT) equipment to diagnose medical conditions. They may conduct a basic patient intake or evaluation, and monitor patient status and vital signs throughout the procedure. They explain the procedure, confirm the patient has followed all mandatory preparation protocol, and answer any questions. They ensure tests are performed accurately and safely while maintaining patient comfort. They also perform routine maintenance and inspections to keep equipment in good working order.

CT technologists must have graduated from a radiology school or training program, and must have a valid license as required by their state. Other licenses or certifications may also be required. They typically have a background in healthcare roles. These specialists must be dedicated to protecting patient safety and well-being.

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CT Tech Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,566 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $68K
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CT Tech Career Path

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Computed Tomography Technologist
May 6, 2021

“Good learning possibilities and career openings”

Zwanger-Pesiri RadiologyZwanger-Pesiri Radiology
CT Technologist
Mar 24, 2021

“Great people to work with”

Northwestern MedicineNorthwestern Medicine
CT Technologist
Nov 30, 2021

“Amazing people to work with”

Methodist Le Bonheur HealthcareMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
CT Tech
Oct 26, 2020

“Good job to work for”

Memorial Hermann Health SystemMemorial Hermann Health System
CT Technologist
Jan 7, 2020

“Good people to work with”

Texas Health ResourcesTexas Health Resources
Jan 19, 2022

“PRN payrate was not competitive at the time I was hired.”

St. David's HealthCareSt. David's HealthCare
CT Technologist
Oct 29, 2020

“Your coworkers are really great to work with.”

Feb 16, 2021

“PRN pay rate is significantly lower than other hospitals.”

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