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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

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This website was funded in part by Workforce STAT (Skills, Talent, Awareness, Training): Transforming Regional Capacity for Healthcare Education, Grant # CB18820. Workforce STAT was a $1.66 million Community Based Job Training Initiative through the U.S. Department of Labor. The website is also funded in part by a Healthcare Skills Gap Partnership grant through the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by Commonwealth Corporation.