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Radiologic technologists usually work a 40-hour week, sometimes including evening, weekend or on-call hours. Opportunities are also available for part-time and shift work, as well as flexible scheduling. Technologists operate diagnostic machines in designated clinical areas of a hospital, medical center, diagnostic imaging center or physician’s office. They must comply with safety regulations at all times, protecting themselves, their patients and co-workers from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Looking for a quick overview of the Radiologic Sciences program? Take a look at Radiologic Sciences at a Glance for a short summary of what a radiologic technologist does.
The job demands sound physical and mental health, and:
They may also:
Opportunities for advancement within the field include:
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