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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 409$42.31/hr$38.12/hr$38.48/hr$40.99/hr$46.67/hr$48.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services830$47.53/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$41.31/hr9.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 20$40.78/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$41.08/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$40.95/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$40.95/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$41.08/hr5.3%
Northwest Minnesota 40$40.99/hr3.2%
Northwest Balance of State 40$40.56/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 190$47.80/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 520$47.81/hr11.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 530$47.82/hrN/A
Minnesota 850$47.53/hr11.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 170$51.52/hr6.4%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,120$38.73/hr7.1%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,480$49.51/hr17.7%

  • Operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
  • Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
  • Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
  • Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
  • Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
  • Intravenously inject 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.
  • Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
  • Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.