Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $61,320.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 736
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.60 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret psychological test results
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Perform medical research
Calculate differential equations
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze medical or health data
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect dental laboratory diagnostic data
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Conduct biological research
Conduct laboratory research or experiments

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Conduct medical tests
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Position patients for treatment or examination
Solve clinical problems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Computed Tomography (CT)
Registered Radiologic Technologist
Patient/Family Education and Instruction
Patient Preparation
Patient Positioning
Sterile Procedures / Techniques

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