Radiology Technician Salary:
Radiology Tech Salary varies according to state and level of expertise. A radiology technician is a person who assists the radiologist. A radiologist orders X-rays which are required for the investigation of the patient. These X-Rays are obtained by the radiology tech.
You can also earn Radiology Technician Salary if you have a high school diploma and some experience in this field.
Average Radiology Technician Salary 2011 ranges from $32,000 to $ 35,000 per year.
Following are details of maximum and minimum amount of hourly and yearly salary earned by radiology Technicians.
The minimum amount of salary paid to a technician who has less than or equal to one year experience is $18.00 per hour. The minimum salary per year is $25,100.
The maximum amount of salary paid to a technician is $48.00 per hour. The maximum salary per year is up to $ 74,970.
Required tenure to reach maximum salary – There are community colleges that train you and teach you about the field of radiology technician. 2 years are required to get an associate’s degree. Online courses are also available to get certified. Once you are certified you will need to get re-certified every other year. This career requires ongoing education because new procedures keep developing and new equipments keep coming up.
Job conducted by a Radiology Technician:
The major duty of a radiology technician is to help the radiologist in taking X-rays and performing USG and doing CT’s or MRI’s.
It is his duty to perform those X-rays on the patient. It is his job to maintain correct posture of the patient before taking X-rays. He makes sure that the machine is working and is placed at thee right distance and at the right angle from the patient. He makes sure that all the equipment’s are available and maintained, the light’s are working properly and sterilized gowns are available for the patient. They work in hospitals, clinics, med. Lab’s, nursing homes and in private industry.