Special Procedures Technologists

Special procedures technologists operate medical diagnostic imaging equipment such as computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and assist in imaging procedures such as angiography and cardiac catheterization (CC). They are employed in various health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. Their skills are in high demand as the population ages and cancer and heart disease continue to be major health concerns.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Angiographers, Bone Densitometry Technologists, Cardiovascular-Interventional Technologists, CT Technologists, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, MRI Technologists, Mammographers, Medical Dosimetrists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Quality Management Technologists, Radiation Therapists, Radiologic Technologists
Duties Operate medical diagnostic imaging equipment such as computer tomography scanners and assist in imaging procedures such as cardiac catheterization
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Special Procedures Department Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Special Procedures Technologist
  • Technician or Assistant

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