There are many career options available for the graduate radiographer. According to the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28% from 2010 to 2020, faster than average for all occupations, as the population grows and ages, increasing demand for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology. While hospitals are expected to remain the top employer of radiologic technologists, growth is projected for physicians' offices and clinics as well.
Radiologic Technologists may choose to specialize in any of the following areas:
- Bone Densitometry
- Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- General Radiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Quality Management
- Radiation Therapy
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists provides a closer look on individual career opportunities. Visit their website at http://www.asrt.org/main/careers/careers-in-radiologic-technology/explore-careers for more information.
Salaries for positions in the radiologic sciences would depend upon one's level of education and experience. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook for Radiologic Technologists by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm.