Career Outlook

The career outlook for MRI technologists is good. New technologies and the increased use of diagnostic procedures have created many opportunities in this field. The US Department of Labor projects that the employment of MRI technologists is expected to increase by 9% from 2014-2024.

Employment of radiologic MRI technologists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2018, as the population grows and ages, increasing the demand for diagnostic imaging.

Career opportunities available to MRI technologists include: clinics, hospitals, research institutes, educational facilities, or equipment application and sales.

Salaries vary depending on years of experience, number of certifications, and geographic location. According to a salary report released by the ASRT in 2013, the mean salary for an MRI technologist is $68,384. This includes hourly salary, overtime, and on-call pay.