Radiologic Technologist (X-ray Tech)

Career Overview

A radiologic technologist (x-ray tech) performs x-rays on patients. Make sure to use the search box to find John's video!


Completing a two-year college program in a radiology technology program is required to obtain this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in this field will make an applicant more competitive.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$38,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Anatomy
Work Environment

X-ray technologists typically work in hospitals, doctor's office, and diagnostic laboratories.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada