Radiologic technologists, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays ,CT scan. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.
As of 2014, the average Radiologic technologist brought home just shy of $57,370 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But earnings vary greatly by location, as employers must offer higher wages in certain areas of the country to attract qualified candidates. On average, the lowest wages paid in this profession were in South Dakota, Michigan, Mississippi , Montana , Missouri, Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
2014 Median Pay: $67,300 per year and $32.36 per hour:
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Data extracted on February 14, 2016