Radiologic Technologists and Technicians


Take X-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Include technologists who specialize in other modalities, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance. Include workers whose primary duties are to demonstrate portions of the human body on X-ray film or fluoroscopic screen.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
  3. Medical And Dental Laboratories

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,870 17.79 13.14 20.11 37,000 27,320 41,840
Columbia MSA 190 18.44 16.05 19.64 38,360 33,380 40,850
Springfield MSA 370 17.03 12.66 19.22 35,420 26,330 39,970
St Louis MSA 1,710 18.09 13.16 20.56 37,640 27,370 42,770
Kansas City* 810 18.65 14.52 20.71 38,786 30,212 43,074
Central Region* 460 17.27 13.16 19.32 35,915 27,375 40,185
Northeast Region* 90 15.60 11.24 17.78 32,457 23,389 36,990
Northwest Region* 120 16.29 11.12 18.87 33,873 23,131 39,244
Ozark Region* 410 17.20 12.69 19.46 35,781 26,390 40,477
South Central Region* 80 15.88 11.25 18.20 33,034 23,403 37,850
Southeast Region* 150 17.07 12.50 19.35 35,499 26,008 40,244
Southwest Region* 200 16.58 13.21 18.27 34,492 27,478 38,000
St. Charles* 270 20.34 17.66 21.68 42,315 36,737 45,104
St. Louis City* 370 16.82 11.31 19.58 34,988 23,531 40,717
West Central Region* 90 16.73 12.18 19.01 34,804 25,339 39,537
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 80 18.98 15.92 20.52 39,488 33,107 42,679

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,580 4,250 670 18.72 146 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,220 1,410 190 15.57 46 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 1,570 1,760 190 12.10 53 Good
Central Region* 400 480 80 20.00 17 Great
Northeast Region* 90 90 .00 3 Good
Northwest Region* 130 140 10 7.69 3 Good
Ozark Region* 290 380 90 31.03 15 Outstanding
South Central Region* 120 130 10 8.33 4 Great
Southeast Region* 200 250 50 25.00 9 Good
Southwest Region* 200 240 40 20.00 8 Outstanding
West Central Region* 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Associate degree in one of the following
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (NEW)