A two year degree at a community college is all that’s required to be well compensated.
Radiology Technologist are key members of a healthcare team who create images used to diagnose patient injury or illness. They use sophisticated equipment to produce radiographic images, or x-rays, of the human body at the request of a physician.
Radiology Technologists Starting Pay per hour: $21.44/hr
CT Technologist: Computed Tomography (Cat Scan) involves computer analysis of a series of cross-sectional scans made along a single axis of a bodily structure or tissue, and is used to construct a three-dimensional image of that structure. It is used to detect medical problems such as tumors or brain aneurysms.
CT (Computed Tomography) Technologists Starting Pay per hour: $23.95/hr
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: By using strong magnets and pulses of radio waves to manipulate the natural magnetic properties in the body, this technique makes better images of organs & soft tissues than those of other imaging modalities.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technologists: $26.72/hr
Ultrasonographers: Sonographers use uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to form an image of body tissues.
Ultrasound Technologists Starting Pay per hour: $24.49/hr
Nuclear Medicine Techs (NMTs) use radioactive material to detect the presence of disease or injury.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists Starting Pay per hour: $25.65/hr
Cardiovascular Tech: CVT’s assist physicians in the field of interventional cardiology, which attempts to save people from having heart attacks by restoring blood flow to diseased areas of the heart.
CVT (Cardiovascular)Technologists Starting Pay per hour: $24.70/hr
Radiation Therapists are responsible for administration of radiation treatments, an important component in treating cancer. Radiation therapy, may be used alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Radiation Therapist Starting Pay per hour: $23.60/hr