What Are MRI Technologists?

What does an MRI Technologist do?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI Technologist runs MRI scanners at hospitals and diagnostic facilities. They work with patients, helping them be comfortable, and also give IV drugs to patients to get a better contrast on the scanned images taken. 

What is the job outlook for MRI Technologists?

Employment for MRI Technologists is projected to grow 11% from the year 2018 to 2028. This percentage is faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Technologists who graduate from an accredited program and technologists with multiple certifications will have the best job prospects and job security/stability.

Where do MRI Technologists work?

The majority of MRI technologists work in hospitals. But they can also work at medical laboratories, doctors’ offices, and outpatient care centers. MRI Techs are on their feet most of the time, and they may need to lift or move patients (especially those with physical disabilities).

Benefits of being an MRI Technologist

MRI Technologists’ job security is a big benefit because of working in the healthcare field. The workday of an MRI Tech is busy and filled with interesting work settings, there is no set routine and expectations for each workday. And you also have the ability to travel because radiation technicians are needed almost everywhere.