MRI Technologists Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
As of 2015, the average Radiologic technologist brought home just shy of $68,340 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, top ten highest paying states are California,District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado, Rhode Island and Washington.
2015 Median Pay: $68,340 per year and $32.86 per hour
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