Imagine how you’d handle someone whose routine x-ray shows a condition that requires emergency surgery. How would you deal with the responsibility of giving your opinion of a patient’s condition?
Radiologic technologists -- also known as x-ray techs -- do these things daily. Their fast-paced, technically demanding world provides a lot of variety because every patient is different.
X-ray techs explain procedures to patients, make images for physicians to interpret, and keep records of patients' treatments.
“You have to work at getting great pictures for the doctors, because poor ones can cause a misdiagnosis.” Renée, Senior Cardiac Sonographer
A good communicator who is compassionate, patient, and physically fit. You’ll also need to pay close attention to detail and carry out complex procedures.
In most states, x-ray techs must complete twenty-four hours of radiation safety training every two years.