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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 30010$29.85/hr$23.17/hr$26.12/hr$29.37/hr$34.17/hr$37.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services4,570$33.16/hr
Public Administration110$34.36/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$36.31/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.87/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$30.33/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$31.62/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$32.09/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$29.80/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 230$29.50/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$32.62/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$31.63/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 280$29.37/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 290$30.12/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 300$29.37/hr5.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 300$26.03/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 330$31.47/hr9.2%
Central Minnesota 480$32.03/hr31.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,350$33.35/hr12.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,520$33.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,690$33.23/hr14.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 510$39.24/hr26.2%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,190$39.02/hr20.5%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 240$43.60/hr11.8%

  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • 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.
  • Position and immobilize patient on examining table.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready.
  • Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories.
  • Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports.
  • Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.