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Western MA Fast Facts

  • Workers in Hampden County: 240
  • Entry Level Salary:$26/hour
  • Experienced Salary:$31/hour

Hampshire Franklin Counties

  • Entry Level Salary:$23/hour
  • Experienced Salary:$31/hour
  • Education Needed: Associate’s Degree
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Occupational Employment and Wages Statistics, May 2016, EOLWD

Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic technologists perform X-ray examinations, mammograms, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and Computed Tomography (CT) scans.

Advances in the technology used for imaging (like x-rays and MRIs) means that there is increasing demand for radiologic technicians in Western Massachusetts. There will also be a future need for more specialized training for these professionals.

Radiologic technologists perform X-ray examinations, mammograms, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and Computed Tomography (CT) scans.

Radiologic technologists:

  • Use high technology equipment to test and diagnose patients
  • Use skilled manual techniques to examine and analyze medical samples
  • Interact with patients and families during scans

Employment opportunities can be found in:

Education and training requirements

Radiologic technologists graduate from a two-year associate’s degree program, as well as pass a certification exam.

Radiologic technicians or “Rad Techs”  are also expected to have:

  • A high comfort level with technology
  • Up-to-date knowledge of laboratory technology
  • Training in chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics

MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

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