Occupational Employment Statistics


29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 205$36.94/hr$28.31/hr$32.61/hr$36.54/hr$41.56/hr$47.81/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services670$38.04/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$36.57/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$37.25/hrN/A
Central Minnesota N/A$37.57/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$40.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$36.54/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$36.54/hr10.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$36.89/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$41.19/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$36.58/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$29.49/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 360$38.46/hr15.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$38.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 670$38.04/hr26.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,140$26.30/hr14.9%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,960$32.60/hr14.6%
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 240$42.71/hr11.8%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,310$38.91/hr20.5%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30$18.59/hr-4.5%

  • Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
  • Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
  • Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
  • Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
  • Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
  • Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
  • Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
  • Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
  • Take brief medical histories from patients.