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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
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 46045$41.78/hr$31.59/hr$38.39/hr$40.26/hr$48.54/hr$51.64/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services820$40.29/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$38.49/hr3.2%
Southwest Minnesota 30$39.34/hr9.5%
Northwest Balance of State 30$38.49/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$39.34/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$39.51/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$39.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$39.34/hr5.3%
Southeast Minnesota 200$40.29/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 460$40.26/hr11.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 500$40.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 820$40.29/hr11.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 210$46.92/hr6.4%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,690$40.62/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.