University of Nebraska Medical Center

What is a Radiographer or Radiologic Technologist?

The Profession

Radiographer positioning a patient

A radiologic technologist creates quality diagnostic images of the human body.

Radiography is the use of ionizing radiation to produce detailed diagnostic images of the human body. The quality of the radiographs is dependent upon the judgment, knowledge, and skill of the radiographer who assists the Radiologist (a physician specially trained in radiology to diagnose disease and injury) by operating highly technical equipment safely and efficiently. The Radiographer must have a solid foundation in anatomy, physics, biology, and the professional and technical disciplines related to radiologic science.

Average starting wage: $56,056
Middle-range wage: $65,246
Job after graduation from our UNMC Radiography program: 98%

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