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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.

Where Should I Look for X-Ray Technician Jobs?

  • Use the Internet. There are several good x-ray technician job boards, including CareerBuilder.com [link to health page] and Monster.com [link to tech jobs finder].
  • Work with your college or universities career-placement office to locate current x-ray tech jobs.
  • About half of all x-ray technician jobs are in hospitals.

Who may Hires X-Ray Techs?

  • The Armed Forces
  • Clinics and physician offices
  • Diagnostic imaging centers (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Government and Veterans Affairs hospitals
  • Mobile units

Skills you may Require for an X-Ray Technician Job?

Most x-ray jobs may require the ability to...

  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients.
  • Operate complex radiologic devices and obtain diagnostic images.
  • Analyze and interpret images with a physician.
  • Provide oral or written summaries of findings.
  • Maintain radiologic facilities, equipment, and records.
  • Supervise and/or collaborate with other medical staff.

What Are the Physical Requirements of X-Ray Tech Jobs?

  • X-ray jobs are physical by nature. Radiographers work standing up much of the time.
  • X-ray techs must be able to lift moderate weights and help patients on and off examining tables. They also must have full mobility and good dexterity.
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