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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,140100$36.81/hr$30.29/hr$31.38/hr$38.17/hr$40.15/hr$48.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services10$48.44/hr
Education and Health Services4,160$32.84/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$31.52/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$30.83/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$30.39/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$31.23/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$30.65/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$30.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$30.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$30.83/hr5.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 250$31.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 300$31.23/hr5.1%
Northwest Balance of State 330$30.78/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 350$30.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 360$30.71/hr3.8%
Central Minnesota 380$31.67/hr5.1%
Rochester MN MSA 760$38.13/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 880$31.83/hr7.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,140$38.17/hr7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,340$38.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 820$40.29/hr11.4%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,690$40.62/hr17.7%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,030$38.00/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.