A radiologic technologist is educated in the "art and science" of creating images of the body using ionizing radiation. Radiologic technologists work closely with physicians, particularly physicians who specialize in radiology, and play an important role as part of professional healthcare teams.
Radiologic technologists work in hospital medical imaging departments, clinics, doctors’ offices, and imaging centers.
Because of the strong demand for radiologic technologists, a career in the field can lead in many directions. Specialized areas of medical imaging include computed tomography (CT), mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), vascular interventional radiography, sonography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. Technologists may earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a career in education, management, or research. Career options in medical imaging continue to grow, providing job opportunities with competitive salaries and benefits.