Career Outlook

Career Outlook

The career outlook for Radiologic Technologists (aka Radiographers) is good. The US Department of Labor projects that the employment of Radiologic Technologists is expected to increase by 9% from 2018-2028.  While salaries vary depending upon shift differential, on-call pay, and years of experience, the US Department of Labor estimated the median salary in 2019 to be $60,510 per year. 

Radiologic technologists are the largest group of allied health professionals in the country.

More than 300 million radiologic procedures are performed every year in the United States, and seven out of 10 Americans undergo some type of medical imaging exam or radiation therapy treatment annually.

As the technology involved with diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, telemedicine, and teleradiology progresses, so will the need for highly educated, credentialed technologists with independent-thinking and critical-judgment skills. Career opportunities available to certified radiographers include clinical patient care, administration, education, research, radiation dosimetry/physics, clinical therapy treatment, commercial sales, equipment applications, and veterinary medicine.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists recognizes the baccalaureate degree as the professional level of radiologic science education.