X-Ray Technician Video
Use this video to help you learn a little more about being an x ray technician.
X-Ray Technician Salary
According to US government data the most number of people hired as X-Ray techs are in the industry of surgical and medical hospitals, a huge portion of these techs are even working in physician’s office, some are in medical and diagnostic labs.
The lowest number of techs is employed in technical, management and scientific consultancies. Government resources have even quoted that the number of people working as techs will increase by 17% in coming years.
A student can choose to study for 1 year and obtain certificate or two years and obtain associate degree or 4 years to obtain bachelors degree. With 2 years of associate degree a tech can start his job right away and obtain entry level job, people with bachelors degree are hired as managers, supervisors in the field of X-Ray and they obtain huge amount of salaries.
Minimum, Maximum level
- Minimum X-Ray Technician Salary is $12.64/hour and $26,105/year. This target salary is offered to people with 1 year of experience.
- The overtime and bonuses paid to these techs are $18/hour and $98.30/year.
- The maximum X-Ray Technician Salary 2011 is $27.46/hour and $59,475/year. This X Ray Tech Salary level is provided to people with over 20 years of experience.
- The overtime and bonuses paid to these techs are $38.59/hour and $3,122/year.
Tenure Required to attain Maximum Salary Level
Either you can learn slow, learn about every detail of the job in 20 years time period and obtain maximum salary level. You can even choose to learn at a faster pace and get educated about every single detail of this field and excel to the maximum salary level.
People who have only 2 years of associate programs take longer time in obtaining maximum Salary level than those with 4 years bachelors’ degree.
Duties of a Tech
The duty of X-Ray tech is to operate the x-ray equipment and provide internal human body pictures to physicians for further analysis so they can diagnose and treat the problems experienced by patients.
The tech has to deal with people who experience difficult in moving, sitting and standing themselves; so the tech has to help them get loaded on the x-ray machine and even while offloading them.