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Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.

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Data last updated October 2021

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Job Description

In a clinical or research setting, performs a variety of diagnostic procedures utilizing high-energy magnetic fields according to protocol and age specific needs, including patient preparation. Maintains and monitors patient environment, adheres to safety procedures and contributes to the security and maintenance of the unit. Must be a graduate of an approved or accredited school of radiology technology and ARRT certified.

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Employment Outlook

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.


Associate Degree – 1 - 2 Years

Most technical colleges offer a MRI technologist program