A radiographer may continue education in areas such as sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular-interventional procedures, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), Fusion Imaging (PET/CT), Department Administration, PACS Administrator, quality management, bone densitometry, Research, education, Registered Radiologist Assistant, Physician Assistant, and radiation therapy.
Where do most radiographers find employment?
Most Radiologic Technologists are employed in hospitals, clinics and physician offices. SUNY Broome graduates find employment in the following sites:
- UHS Wilson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson City
- UHS Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton
- Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton
- Lourdes Primary Care Centers, Binghamton & Endicott
- M. I. Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown
- A. O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta
- Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland
- Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca
- United Medical Associates, Endicott
- Oneonta Specialty Services, Oneonta
- Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich
- Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse
- St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse
What is the job outlook for the profession?
Growth in demand for radiographers will arise from an increase in the number of middle-aged and older persons who are the primary users of diagnostic procedures. Radiologic Technologists who are educated and credentialed in more than one type of diagnostic imaging technology, such as radiography, radiation therapy, sonography and/or CT technology, will have the best employment opportunities.
What are some other professions related to Radiologic Technology?
Radiographers may also work in a number of other imaging technologies (most require additional education:
- Computed Tomography professionals are called CT technologists. The CT technologist operates sophisticated computerized tomography scanners which produce cross sectional images of the patient.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist, operate machines using strong magnet and radio waves instead of radiation to create images.
- Computer Application Analyst
- Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Radiology Assistant
- Quality Management
- Bone Densitometry
- Cardiac Interventional Radiography
- Vascular Interventional Radiography
- Vascular Sonography
What is the typical Radiologic Technology Salary Range:
According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the lowest 5 % of radiologic technologists earn less than $30,000.00 while the highest 5% earn more than $90,000. The current median radiographer salary is $58,065 according to the ASRT. Salary.com estimates the average Radiologic Technologist salary in the United States is $54,120 as of October 31, 2018, but the range falls between $49,572 -$59,944. Certification or registration with the ARRT and continuing education will increase Radiologic Technologist’s salaries.