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 30027$30.69/hr$23.04/hr$26.47/hr$30.64/hr$35.55/hr$38.63/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$45.56/hr
Education and Health Services4,800$32.46/hr
Public Administration110$34.61/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.27/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$29.17/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$35.41/hr13.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$29.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$30.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$28.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 200$31.60/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$31.27/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 250$29.40/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 280$30.40/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$30.85/hr9.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 290$26.62/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 300$30.64/hr5.2%
Southwest Minnesota 320$30.03/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 890$29.94/hr31.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,340$33.33/hr12.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,510$33.20/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,960$32.60/hr14.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,140$26.30/hr14.9%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 670$38.04/hr26.2%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,310$38.91/hr20.5%

  • 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.