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X-Ray Technician Salary

Jun 10 '10

A rewarding job with good pay, that's what x-ray technicians may expect from a career in radiology. According to a 2010 survey by The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the national median salary for x-ray technicians exceeds $61,700 annually. Read on to learn more about your potential x-ray technician salary.... ›› More

  • Choosing a specialty as an x-ray technician

    By Lisa Tortorello, Aug 04 '11

    Employment opportunities for x-ray technicians are projected to increase from 2008 to 2018. The various specialties in the field of x-ray technology are growing at different rates.... ›› More

  • Certification or registration: A question for x-ray technicians

    By Lisa Tortorello, Jul 29 '11

    What is the process for an x-ray tech pursuing certification and/or registration? And what does it mean to potential employers and patients?... ›› More

  • Mark your calendar: new degree requirement for x-ray tech certification in 2015

    By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 17 '11

    Beginning January 1, 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may not accept certification applications from x-ray technicians who do not hold an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree. Although certification is voluntary, many employers favor the credential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.... ›› More

  • What's "stressing" x-ray techs?

    By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 17 '11

    A recent survey published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology revealed that 70 percent of x-ray technicians suffer from repetitive stress syndrome.... ›› More

  • An x-ray technician may help promote safety

    By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 16 '11

    Medical advances, such as radiation therapy, have the potential to save lives but may also cause harm if appropriate care is not taken.... ›› More

  • FAQ: The Radiology Technician Career

    By Leah DiPlacido, Jun 10 '11

    Learn the answers to all of your questions about becoming a radiology technician, including training requirements and salary potential.... ›› More

  • XRay technicians: Missing in malpractice cases

    By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 10 '11

    Health care professionals seem to practice under a malpractice storm cloud. Even the most sophisticated and highly-trained individuals are at risk of igniting a potentially life-altering event for a patient.... ›› More

  • MRI Incidents On the Rise: What's the Radiologist's Role in X-Ray Tech Safety?

    By Lisa Tortorello, Mar 08 '11

    One of the primary goals of an x-ray technician is to keep patients and colleagues safe. A rise in the incidence of MRI-related accidents leads to the question: Who is making the x-ray tech's safety a priority?... ›› More

  • Increasing Your Radiology Tech Salary with Education and Experience

    By Leah DiPlacido, Feb 01 '11

    A radiology technologist is a career that may rewards you both personally and financially. While spending the day helping patients, radiology techs may also earn a solid annual salary. Learn how education and experience may help techs earn the largest salary.... ›› More

  • Preventing Radiation Exposure, Keeping Patients Safe

    By Lisa Tortorello, Nov 08 '10

    Anyone who has undergone an imaging procedure or x-ray knows that it may be a complex process. A patient must rely on the expertise of the x-ray technician to take a clear photo in an environment free from the potential hazards of excessive radiation exposure.... ›› More

  • Could X-Ray Technician Certification Soon Be Required?

    By Lisa Tortorello, Aug 31 '10

    The Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Bill (CARE Bill) seeks to require certification for radiologic technicians who operate life-saving equipment. Find out why some experts say certification for radiology techs is a good idea.... ›› More

  • Finding Ways to Pay for College

    Jun 10 '10

    College is a major life expense, so be proactive and get creative when trying to come up with the money to pay for college.... ›› More

  • Master the Basics - X-Ray Technician Courses

    Jun 10 '10

    To perform their job safely and effectively, radiographers must have an expertise in human anatomy, patient care, radiation safety, and radiographic techniques, as well as other subjects. X-ray technician courses at respected hospitals, colleges, and universities may provide essential training in these core areas.... ›› More

  • Review Your X-Ray Technician Program Options

    Jun 10 '10

    To be competitive in today's marketplace, aspiring radiographers should pursue formal training through a quality x-ray technician program.... ›› More

  • X-Ray Tech Jobs

    Jun 10 '10

    You've pursued your x-ray technician degree, been certified by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and obtained your state license. Now it's time to apply for your first job or take the next step in your career. Where should you look for x-ray tech jobs? Here are some ideas.... ›› More

  • X-Ray Technician Training

    Jun 10 '10

    Review our different sections for different answers to your most pressing x-ray training questions. ... ›› More

  • How to Become an X-Ray Tech

    Jun 10 '10

    Becoming a qualified x-ray technician is a process. You may have to select a high-quality training program and then obtain your certificate or degree. There are decisions to be made about registration and licensure, if required by your state. Read on to learn how to become an x-ray tech.... ›› More

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X-Ray Technician Articles:

By Lisa Tortorello, Aug 04 '11
Employment opportunities for x-ray technicians are projected to increase from 2008 to 2018. The various specialties in the field of x-ray technology are growing at different rates.... ›› More
By Lisa Tortorello, Jul 29 '11
What is the process for an x-ray tech pursuing certification and/or registration? And what does it mean to potential employers and patients?... ›› More
By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 17 '11
Beginning January 1, 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may not accept certification applications from x-ray technicians who do not hold an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree. Although certification is voluntary, many employers favor the credential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.... ›› More