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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-2034 Radiologic Technologists

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes “Diagnostic Medical Sonographers”(29-2032) and “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists” (29-2035).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 29048$34.15/hr$27.37/hr$30.86/hr$32.25/hr$38.02/hr$40.86/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,990$37.63/hr
Public Administration130$40.56/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$33.13/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$32.25/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$31.11/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 130$34.38/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$32.19/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 150$33.00/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$31.79/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 200$32.07/hr5.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 240$32.55/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$32.25/hr5.1%
Northwest Balance of State 310$32.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 310$36.69/hr5.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 340$32.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 340$32.72/hr3.8%
Rochester MN MSA 810$38.60/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 930$38.55/hr7.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,020$39.12/hr7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,200$39.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,130$37.72/hr7.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 790$41.33/hr11.4%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,570$43.81/hr17.7%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,080$33.52/hr6.7%

  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
  • Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.