What does a Radiologic Tech do?
Radiologic technologists work under the supervision of a radiologist to help them with specific tasks including the operation of machines including X-ray machines or CAT scanners. They set up MRI, X-ray, and CAT scan machines, as well as ultrasound machines and other radiologic equipment.
Radiologic technologists gather high-quality images and data, and they are trained to recognize what clear high-quality images are, versus images that do not meet the standard. They sometimes answer patients’ simple questions pertaining to a procedure, and they also help patients prepare for their procedures by ensuring they remove their jewelry and by offering them a lead sheet or apron if necessary. They are responsible for the adjustment and maintenance of imaging equipment and follow orders from physicians regarding where imaging is needed. They also monitor radiographic supplies and submit purchasing requests to replenish supply levels. Radiologic technologists need an associate’s degree in applied science, a bachelor’s degree in science, or a certification from a program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
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“Everything was well run and all our staff and providers were amazing to work with.”
“My manager was the best because she always stuck up for us and provided anything we needed.”
“Not a nice place to work at all (and I know many would agree)”
“I really like my job in radiology at Jefferson and it’s really fun and there is lots to learn”
“Management turnover; pay rate is some of the lowest in the state for what is expected out of the xray techs”
“Good job and good to save money.”
“Good great awesome super nice”
“Insurance is great and you get about 7 hrs of PTO per pay period”
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