Radiologic Technology Career Overview
Radiologic technology encompasses many specialties involving medical diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays.
- Provide vital information concerning structure and function of the human body
- Enable physicians to make accurate diagnoses to pursue care and treatment
- Play a key role in the total spectrum of medical imaging of health care services
- Find career and membership info from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- Visit the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists website for membership
- See the U.S. Labor Department Occupational Outlook Handbook for pay and job outlook
RTs work in a variety of settings including:
- Health care facilities
- Oncology centers
- Physician’s offices
The U.S. Department of Labor 2019-29 Occupational Outlook Handbook projects employment of radiologic technologists to increase by about 7 percent, faster than the average for all occupations.
Based on graduate feedback, the average starting salary is $40,000–$45,000, depending on the type and location of the health care facility. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report the median pay is $64,840.