Career Details

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
Future Outlook

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

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Work Environment

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


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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