Most radiologic technologists work in hospitals, but employment opportunities also exist in various settings, such as healthcare facilities, physicians' offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales and marketing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Radiologic Technologists is expected to grow by 28% from 2010-2011—faster than the average for all occupations.
Training in this profession allows an individual to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as educators, researchers, consultants or administrators. The constant growth in this field has created many new and exciting career opportunities.
Salaries vary nationwide, however, the range is usually reflective of training, education and experience. Starting salaries average in the range of $34,000 to $38,000 annually. Experienced technologists and those who have specialized skills in areas such as Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy earn more. Excellent benefit packages often accompany a higher than average salary.